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Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell 2018-12-23 [Wired]

Arbitrator sides with Clark County in giving union employees pay bump 2018-12-16 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Station Casinos appeals order to negotiate a union contract 2018-12-02 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Judge quashes threatened Reno trash collector strike, but court battle continues 2018-11-21 [Reno Gazette Jrnl]

Democrats’ midterm triumphs in Nevada would not have been possible without Culinary Workers Union Local 226 2018-11-18 [Dissent]

Nevada government employees making almost $20K more than average workers 2018-11-02 [ABC]

Unionized workers, Treasure Island reach tentative contract 2018-10-17 [Island Packet]

What does Unite HERE’s new contract have to do with robots? 2018-10-15 [Hack the Union]

Management overt lack of concern for employee health and safety puts non-union casino hotel workers at risk 2018-10-03 [Medical Xpress]

Las Vegas Casino Union Tells Nevada Gaming Control Board Female Workers Remain Unsafe 2018-09-09 [Casino Reports]

“Women in Las Vegas are not safe,” Gaming Control Board told 2018-09-07 [Current]

Burning Man Accused Of Poor Working Conditions, Anti-Union Activity 2018-08-29 [Magnetic Magazine]

CCSD, Teachers Union Reach Contract Agreement 2018-08-25 [NV PR]

Casino Workers Union to Host Citizenship Fair in Las Vegas 2018-08-23 [USNews]

IUF members spotlight company's serial human rights offenses at Coca-Cola flagship store in Las Vegas 2018-08-20 [IUF]

Union employees protest housing authority in Las Vegas 2018-08-09 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Pilots union asks judge to deny Allegiant’s request to block strike 2018-08-08 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Unionized workers to picket outside 2 Las Vegas casinos 2018-07-28 [NBC]

Sex workers speaking out against effort targeting brothels 2018-07-22 [The Times-Union]

Casino workers in Las Vegas continue weekly picketing 2018-07-21 [The Times-Union]

Station Casinos must negotiate with union, labor board says 2018-07-20 [The Sun-Journal]

Las Vegas union demands protection against automation 2018-07-12 [Heartland Institute]

Pilots for Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air authorize strike 2018-07-10 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Union workers picket in Las Vegas, worried about pay, security and robots taking their jobs 2018-07-08 [LATimes]

Union workers picket in Vegas, worried about pay, security and robots taking their jobs 2018-07-07 [HM Media]

Union workers reach tentative labor deal with Plaza hotel 2018-07-03 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

NV unions show how organized labor can flourish even after an adverse Supreme Court ruling 2018-06-29 [AP]

Unions Prove That Organized Labor Can Flourish After Facing Adversity 2018-06-29 [US News and World Report]

Caesars Entertainment union workers to vote on new contract 2018-06-14 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

War between NV teachers unions spills over into Democratic gubernatorial primary 2018-06-10 [Intercept]

Casino Workers in Las Vegas Are In All Readiness to Go For Strike As They Revolt Against Automation 2018-06-06 [Tech World Herald]

Union still in negotiations with independent Las Vegas casino resorts 2018-06-05 [Las Vegas NOW]

MGM, Culinary Union Reach 5-Year Deal as Vegas Avoids Strike 2018-06-05 [The Street]

Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino, shut down during labor dispute, reaches agreement with union 2018-06-04 [ABC]

Las Vegas strike threat: union reaches tentative deal with MGM Resorts 2018-06-04 [Guardian]

Caesars Windsor workers to vote again Monday on ending strike 2018-06-04 [Detroit Free Press]

Caesars Workers Threatening Strike in Las Vegas Reach Deal 2018-06-03 [NBC]

Robots cannot beat us: Las Vegas casino workers prep for strike over automation 2018-06-03 [Guardian]

Vegas casinos face threat of 1st worker strike in 3 decades 2018-06-01 [Yahoo!]

Union reaches tentative deal with Caesars 2018-06-01 [CNBC]

50,000 Las Vegas workers set to strike, demand protection from robots 2018-06-01 [Digital Trends]

Vegas casinos face threat of 1st worker strike in 3 decades 2018-06-01 [Daily Mail]

Why 50,000 Las Vegas Workers Are on the Verge of Striking 2018-06-01 [In These Times]

Las Vegas casino workers prepare for 'citywide strike' after contracts expire 2018-06-01 [NBC News]

50,000 Las Vegas Workers Are Ready to Go on Strike Over Fears of Robots Taking Their Jobs 2018-06-01 [Gizmodo]

Vegas Strike Update: Negotiations Continue as Deadline Looms 2018-05-31 [Travel Agent Central]

Las Vegas: What happens here should not stay here 2018-05-30 [ETN]

Las Vegas unions vote yes on strike 2018-05-27 [Honolulu Star Advertiser]

Las Vegas strike could have far-reaching effect 2018-05-24 [Herald]

Tens of thousands of union workers in Las Vegas casinos vote to strike 2018-05-23 [SFGate]

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]