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‘Fed Up’ Rutgers Faculty Protest Slow Contract Talks, Threaten to Strike 2018-12-07 [Spotlight]

Rutgers pacts with five labor unions: students demand minimum wage hike 2018-12-07 [NJ Biz]

24 Amazon Warehouse Workers Hospitalized After Bear-Repellent Accident 2018-12-07 [WSJ]

Robot Punctures Can Of Bear Repellent At Amazon Warehouse, Sickening Workers 2018-12-07 [NPR]

Rutgers-Newark Professors Protest Pay Differences Across All 3 Campuses 2018-11-15 [Tap Into Newark]

N.J. hotel workers will head to polls on paid time off, thanks to union 2018-11-03 [NJ]

XPO drivers in N.J. agree to join Teamsters 2018-10-31 [Freight Waves]

New Brunswick, Perth Amboy Mayors Call for Passage of $15 min wage 2018-10-12 [Tap Into]

Port Authority passes airport minimum wage increase proposal that was backed by NY and NJ leadership 2018-09-29 [QNS]

Rutgers workers rally in New Brunswick for contract negotiations 2018-09-23 [My Central Jersey]

800 Newark airport workers get layoff notices after United contractor change 2018-09-12 [NJ]

Why unions are more vital than ever for all workers in NJ 2018-09-11 [NJ Spotlight]

What needs to happen for you to make a good living? For unions to survive? This Jersey Dem has a few ideas 2018-09-09 [NJ]

Haledon Labor Day Parade pays tribute to the true meaning of the holiday 2018-09-03 [North Jersey Record]

NJ AG Grewal Files Brief to Protect Workers, State’s Ability to Enforce Misclassification Laws 2018-08-16 [Workers Comp]

Reversing Chris Christie’s Sustained Assault on Public Schools Begins Under Democratic Governor 2018-07-11 [Diane Ravitch]

New Jersey Joins A String Of States Cracking Down On Employee Misclassification 2018-07-06 [Mondaq]

Governor, NJEA come out against Supreme Court’s union ruling 2018-06-28 [News 24]

Atlantic City Casino Employees Getting Back to Work, More Than Half of Previously Laid-Off Union Members Ready to Clock in at Hard Rock, Ocean Resort 2018-06-19 [Casino.org]

Gov. Murphy, NJ politicians tout support for Atlantic City unions 2018-06-12 [AC Press]

How much more do NJ CEOs earn than their employees 2018-06-11 [NJ Spotlight]

NJ Employee Misclassification Task Force is Established 2018-06-05 [Lawyers]

North Jersey Toys R Us workers take over store for severance pay 2018-06-04 [NJ101.5]

Union claims Maggy London is attempting to void the contracts of 80 workers 2018-05-30 [North Jersey]

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signs law expanding public worker union rights 2018-05-22 [NJ Advance Media]

Dems seek to double NJ Paid family leave benefits 2018-05-11 [NJ101.5]

New Jersey Passes Laws on Sick Leave and Pay Equity; Will Tackle Worker Misclassification 2018-05-11 [JDSupra]

Governor Orders Fresh Focus On Worker Misclassification 2018-05-09 [JDSupra]

Led by Labour: Earned sick days becomes law 2018-05-03 [AFL-CIO]

Driver misclassification crackdown 2018-05-05 [Am Shipper]

NJ To Examine Employee Misclassification's $535M Tax Drain 2018-05-05 [Law360]

State workers say yes to new contract, raises after years of fighting Christie 2018-05-02 [NJ]

DOL says Gas station owners cheated workers 2018-04-29 [Courier Post]

NLRB Again Sides With Health Workers In Union Benefits Spat 2018-04-28 [Law360]

State workers win pay raises from Murphy after long feud with Christie 2018-04-17 [NJ.com]

More than 1M N.J. workers could soon get long-awaited paid sick time 2018-04-13 [NJ]

Workers stiffed out of money at 15 Houlihan's in N.J. will share $5M 2018-04-03 [NJ]

Trenton teachers union appalled by NJEA’s decision to support charter school 2018-04-01 [Trentonian]

Will Gov Phil Murphy veto giving NJ police and fire unions control of their pensions? 2018-03-28 [NJ]

Gov Murphy to state's largest union: Era of disrespect is over 2018-03-27 [Press of Atlantic City]

Back to school! Jersey City teachers reach deal on new pact 2018-03-20 [NJ]

Deal reached to end Jersey City teacher strike 2018-03-19 [NJ]

Judge Orders Jersey City Public School Teachers Back To Work 2018-03-17 [CBS]

Jersey City's 4,000-member teachers union strikes for first time since 1998 2018-03-17 [NJ.com]

Governor's budget taxes millionaires to invest in working families, public transit 2018-03-17 [Daily Kos]

Protest planned at Rutgers-New Brunswick for $15 minimum wage 2018-02-22 [My Central Jersey]

Bergen Company Illegally Slashed Workers Wages, Union Says 2018-02-02 [Wykoff Patch]

Nursing home chain at odds with union over sick, vacation pay 2018-01-25 [The Eagle-Tribune]

Union: States workers must make up own minds over ‘Workforce Modernisation’ plans 2018-01-21 [The Evening Post]

NJ AFL-CIO Praises Gov. Murphy on Equal Pay Order 2018-01-17 [AFL-CIO]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]