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Prison workers disappointed by arbiter wage and labor decisions 2019-03-03 [Neighbor]

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]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]