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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]

Phil Murphy could revive the power of public labor unions 2018-01-16 [NJ.com]

Hundreds march at Newark airport for higher wages 2018-01-16 [The Local]

Bayonne to introduce ordinance attaching project labor agreements to private developments 2018-01-15 [NJ.com]

United, wake up: Newark-Liberty workers deserve a fair wage 2018-01-15 [NJ.com]

Caregivers in Linden Ready for 24-Hour Strike 2018-01-13 [TapInto]

Charges Against Head of Paterson Teachers Union Dismissed. Arbitrator Agrees Actions Were ‘Protected Union Activity’ 2017-12-30 [TapInto]

Nurses Reject Contract Over Staffing Issues at Saint Barnabas Medical Center 2017-12-28 [TapInto]

Mayor says agreement with Taunton municipal workers would reduce healthcare costs 2017-12-28 [The Daily Gazette]

Union members amplify labor dispute with stocking of coal 2017-12-25 [Union News]

Rutgers boosts pay for student workers to $11 an hour amid protests 2017-12-13 [NJ]

New Journal Square Tower in Jersey City, NJ Built by 500+ Union Carpenters 2017-12-01 [UBJC]

130 county workers get raises with new $15 minimum wage 2017-11-22 [NJ.com]

Lakewood, New Brunswick workers push for stricter wage theft penalties 2017-11-20 [USAToday]

Union Calls On Port Authority to Bridge Gap in Airport Workers’ Salaries 2017-11-17 [NYTimes]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]