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Union workers volunteer, providing free electrical repairs for elderly 2018-10-28 [KETV]

Report: Unions Key to Reducing Income Inequality 2018-09-11 [PNS]

ICE raid targeting employers and more than 100 workers rocks a small Nebraska town 2018-08-11 [Wash Post]

Prison and security workers vote to create new union 2018-07-20 [Omaha.com]

Troubled Tecumseh prison must return to 8-hour shifts after state loses labor ruling 2018-04-20 [KWBE]

Troubled Tecumseh prison must return to 8-hour shifts after state loses labor ruling 2018-04-19 [Omaha World-Herald]

Labor union summit held to organize local unions 2018-04-07 [NBC]

Health care premiums, deductibles are going up for Omaha firefighters 2018-02-19 [Omaha World-Herald]

Several workers in StratCom basement got mysteriously sick. The likely cause: carbon dioxide buildup 2017-12-18 [Omaha World-Herald]

Labor union teams up with nonprofit to keep seniors safe in their homes 2017-10-22 [Omaha]

Prison workers voice worries about morale, turnover 2017-10-22 [Seattle Times]

Despite steady profits, railroads have laid off thousands — and more cuts are likely on the way 2017-08-27 [Omaha World-Herald]

State senators weigh ending deductions for union dues 2017-03-21 [Idaho Statesman]

Bill to end automatic collection of union dues from state paychecks faces some pushback 2017-03-21 [Omaha World-Herald]

US: Mexican communities brace themselves for a Trump administration 2016-11-29 [Equal Times]

Union: Drywallers working in Douglas County Courthouse were misclassified, denied appropriate compensation 2016-11-02 [Omaha World-Herald]

State, U.S. team up to protect workers from misclassification 2016-09-03 [Omaha World-Herald]

Picket line stands against VA system privatization in Grand Island 2016-08-07 [Omaha World-Herald]

Prison workers want better pay, chance to be heard, culture study finds 2016-06-02 [Omaha]

OPS teachers union spars with district over pay for substitutes 2016-05-21 [Omaha]

They’re ‘taking from us’ — Western Electric retirees say prosperous union pension fund being raided 2016-02-18 [Omaha World Herald]

Fed Appeal court: Tyson does NOT have to pay for off-the-clock work 2015-08-27 [Times Union]

Omaha is first stop on U.S. labor secretary’s tour to promote minimum wage hike 2015-08-18 [Omaha]

City’s ‘last, best and final’ police contract offer OK’d – but it's probably not final 2015-07-22 [Omaha World-Herald]

Bellevue, union reach labor deal after five years 2015-06-28 [Omaha]

Metro Letter Carriers Set Record For Stamp Out Hunger Food 2015-05-15 [WOWT]

Council approves city-fire union labor deal, which includes new health insurance fund 2015-05-13 [Omaha World Herald]

Stamp Out Hunger drive: Food will be collected for needy by letter carriers 2015-05-04 [Omaha]

NetJets pilots protest over labor dispute; gain Warren Buffett's attention 2015-05-03 [Omaha]

New OPS teachers contract would provide healthy raises over next 3 years, boost starting pay 2015-05-02 [Omaha World Herald]

13th state to protect pregnant workers job security 2015-04-19 [National Women's Law Center]

Omaha fire union running own health plan a ‘radical shift’ 2015-04-06 [Omaha]

Fire union president: New contract with city will be criticized, but it could save on health expenses 2015-03-27 [Omaha World Herald]

City of Omaha's tentative pact with fire union would shift health care, raise wages, relax some standards 2015-03-23 [Omaha]

City of Omaha, fire union reach tentative 4-year labor deal For more info 2015-03-20 [Omaha World Herald]

Culture of Retaliation: Union Pacific RR Disciplines Locomotive Engineer for Reporting Workplace Injury, Owes Worker $350K in Damages 2015-03-19 [Workers Comp]

Union official warns: Worker overtime means Nebraska's vets homes could be headed down same road as Beatrice Center 2015-03-17 [Omaha World Herald]

Papillion ready to act on
 firefighters union, public works union contracts 2015-03-16 [Omaha World Herald]

Part-time instructors at UNO talk of unionizing 2015-03-09 [Omaha World Herald]

City owes Omaha firefighters $379K over '08 wage dispute, court says 2015-03-06 [Omaha World Herald]

Officials talking to Kellogg in hopes of warding off plant closure that would cost 450 jobs 2015-02-19 [Omaha]

City of Crete, police union settle labor dispute 2015-01-02 [Journal Star]

Railroads, unions to begin collective bargaining talks next month 2014-12-26 [Omaha]

World-Herald editorial: Mayor, unions do good work on pensions 2014-12-24 [Omaha World Herald]

Omaha reaches labor contract deal with civilian management union 2014-12-21 [Omaha]

City reaches agreement with smallest civilian union 2014-12-12 [Omaha]

Upheld again: Injured Bailey Yard worker unfairly fired 2014-12-09 [North Platte Bulletin]

Stothert 'disappointed' that judge ruled for police union in contract lawsuit; city plans to appeal 2014-12-02 [Omaha]

City of Omaha civilian union agrees to big changes in employee pension plan 2014-11-19 [Omaha]

Stothert proposed phasing out traditional pensions for city's civilian employees, despite brighter bond rating outlook 2014-10-25 [Omaha World Herald]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]