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Tackling pay inequity, new Rutgers faculty contract could become a national template 2019-04-20 [North Jersey]

Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract! 2019-04-18 [Equity Security]

Hard Rock casino employees vote for union contract 2019-04-12 [Atlantic City]

Amid declining membership, unions attempt to expand the appeal and benefits of organizing 2019-04-09 [NJ Biz]

Rutgers faculty union members, preparing for possible strike, sign up for picket duty 2019-04-02 [North Jersey]

Avi Lyon, former head of Jewish Labor Committee, is dead at 76 2019-04-02 [JTA]

New Yorkers Mark Triangle Shirtwaist Anniversary and Push For Permanent Memorial 2019-03-26 [Bedford + Bowery]

Rutgers faculty union authorizes strike 2019-03-25 [Daily Targum]

Rutgers faculty members vote to authorize their union leaders to call for a strike 2019-03-20 [North Jersey]

Deal between N.J. state workers union and Murphy includes raises, reduced health care costs. Here are the details. 2019-03-08 [NJ Advanced Media]

Program Launched to Increase Women in Construction Trades Unions 2019-03-07 [TAP]

Atlantic City Firefighter union sues the state 2019-03-07 [Press of Atlantic City]

Offshore wind firm partners with South Jersey unions 2019-02-21 [Atl City Press]

GOP senator introduces bill to exempt local school, government workers from $15 min. wage 2019-02-21 [Burlington Cty Times]

Gov. Phil Murphy signs NJ $15 minimum wage bill into law 2019-02-04 [NorthJersey.com]

Undocumented Workers Lose Their Jobs at Yet Another Trump Property 2019-02-02 [NYTimes]

Federal Employees Rally for an End to Government Shutdown 2019-01-22 [SNJ]

Atlantic City Women's March organizers to make announcement Wednesday 2019-01-09 [The Press]

Car wash workers were making $3.50 an hour. Their ex-boss just had to pay them $5M. 2018-12-23 [NJ Advance Media]

NJ Warehouse Workers Say Amazon Jobs Are Unsafe, Grueling 2018-12-15 [Patch NJ]

Workers' rights organizations are questioning the safety of collaborative robots in the wake of an incident at an Amazon fulfillment center 2018-12-13 [Design News]

NJ urged to enforce ‘code of conduct’ for Amazon workers 2018-12-13 [Guardian]

‘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]

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]