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Locked-out Sunrise House staff rallies over working conditions, contract talks 2017-05-25 [The Herald]

Dry cleaner sentenced for harboring workers, avoiding taxes 2017-05-15 [Washington Times]

Linden’s Laminated Inc. hit with OSHA fines 2017-05-11 [Union News Daily]

Princeton Students Demonstrate in Support of Campus Dining Workers 2017-05-03 [Princeton Alumni Weekly]

How many N.J. jobs are held by workers with tech visas targeted by Trump 2017-04-19 [NJ.com]

Taj Mahal closes in Atlantic City in bitter dispute with unions 2016-10-10 [The Washington Post]

Facing a potential trial for violating workers' rights, the owner of Laminated, agrees to a fair contract 2017-04-04 [RWDSU]

Laminated Inc. owner finally signs contract on eve of trial 2017-04-04 [Union News Daily]

Labor and Community Allies Fight for Jobs and Public Safety in Atlantic City 2017-03-29 [AFL-CIO]

Atlantic City unions protest state cuts at City Hall 2017-03-18 [Press of AC]

Unions seek control of own pension plan 2017-03-12 [Philly]

Sen. Shirley Turner speaks to local women about equal pay for equal work 2017-03-01 [Central Jersey]

Lowe’s settles worker misclassification charges: Will pay $2.9m to 450 installers 2017-02-03 [Biz Insurance]

Activists rally for Gateway drivers 2017-01-26 [RWDSU]

Gannett announced more layoffs at The Record, community newspapers 2017-01-25 [Star-Ledger]

Airport Workers Honor Martin Luther King During Newark Rally 2017-01-17 [Observer ]

Atlantic City workers to return to bi-weekly pay 2016-12-23 [Press of AC]

Casino Bill Would Prevent Closed Properties from Reopening Without Honoring Existing Labor Agreements 2016-12-21 [Casino.org]

New Jersey & New York: A Historic Deal for Airport Workers! 2016-12-15 [SEIU 32BJ]

Black Friday protesters demand $15 minimum wage outside Kearny Walmart 2016-11-27 [NJ.com]

Union Benefits Targeted in NJ-PA Reciprocal Tax Agreement 2016-11-23 [NJ Pen]

Christie vetoes unemployment benefits for striking workers 2016-11-17 [nj.com]

Princeton grad workers vote to join AFT 2016-10-28 [Amsterdam News]

State senate passes anti-Icahn casino shutdown bill 2016-10-21 [Wash Times]

Bill would bar Icahn from keeping Taj Mahal casino license 2016-10-12 [Daily Progress]

How the Taj Mahal might re-open in a few months? Union busting! 2016-10-11 [Press of AC]

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Closes Amid Ongoing Worker Strike 2016-10-11 [Snopes]

Trump Taj Mahal closes after labor deadlock 2016-10-11 [Politico]

Trump Taj Mahal Closes After Breakdown Of Talks With Union Workers 2016-10-10 [IBT]

Union criticizes report on Bergen Regional workplace violence 2016-10-08 [NJ]

Mistreatment abundant in NJ temp industry 2016-09-28 [Workers Independent News]

New Princeton GSG committee to conduct research on unionization 2016-09-28 [Daily Princetonian]

Meadowlands Hospital violated nurse interns' labor rights, judge says 2016-09-24 [NJ Biz]

Hospital ordered to pay millions in wages, benefits in union fight 2016-09-24 [NJ]

Death, discrimination and despair in N.J. temp industry 2016-09-20 [NJ]

Patricia's Story: 26 Years of Working at the Trump Taj Mahal 2016-09-07 [AFL-CIO]

Union workers, pols protest at Jersey City Trump towers 2016-09-03 [NJ]

NJ AFL-CIO: Gov. Christie's Minimum Wage Veto Not Surprise Given His Trump Endorsement 2016-09-01 [Workers Independent News]

Christie takes Education Association to court over public worker health care changes 2016-09-01 [NJ]

AFL-CIO: Gov. Christie’s Minimum Wage Veto Not Surprise Given His Trump Endorsement 2016-09-01 [WORT]

Judge orders teachers union to court over benefit talks 2016-09-01 [North Jersey]

Icahn, Union Argue Reasons for Trump Taj Mahal Closure on Oct 10 2016-08-27 [WSJrnl]

Trump Hotel Turns Into Disgusting Cesspool After Workers Go on Strike 2016-08-27 [Gizmodo]

Progresso, union prepare for plant closure 2016-08-23 [Daily Jrnl]

Unionized Latinos Score a Victory in NJ at Laminated Industries in Linden 2016-04-26 [Voices of NY]

NJ: State, local leaders back Linden workers in labor dispute 2016-08-22 [NJ Advance Media]

Battle on the Boardwalk: Trump Taj Mahal Workers Continue Strike 2016-08-20 [Labor Notes]

Federal court backs NLRB: CareOne illegally pressured union vote 2016-08-16 [McKnight's]

Court backs claim of worker intimidation by Care One nursing home 2016-08-15 [NJ]

Police union on campaign money threats over pensions: It's advocacy, not bribery 2016-08-13 [NJ]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]