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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]

Public school teachers are underpaid, not overpaid 2017-11-13 [Economic Policy Institute]

New Jersey NEA wages war on the state's most powerful Democratic lawmaker in pension fight 2017-10-27 [NY Times]

Christie administration and teachers union trade blame as health care costs rise 2017-10-24 [Niorth Jersey]

Teachers union sides with Christie, Trump ally in clash with top Jersey Democrat 2017-10-14 [Politico]

Nothing to celebrate: No hike in state-employee healthcare premiums 2017-10-13 [NJ Spotlight]

Evidence doesn't show need for sleep apnea testing mandate for truck drivers 2017-09-30 [Landline Mag]

Why does the top teachers union hate Senate President Steve Sweeney so much? 2017-09-17 [NJ]

Democratic Senators Blast Union for Supporting a Republican 2017-09-16 [USNews]

Mayor Baraka: Newark airport workers deserve better wages 2017-09-09 [NJ]

Newark Labor Day Rally Will Support *Fight For $15!* 2017-09-03 [Newark Patch]

Union workers in South Brunswick hold unfair labor practice strike 2017-08-11 [MyCentralJersey]

South Brunswick Freeze clothing warehouse workers walk out over low wages 2017-08-09 [NJ]

$1M TV ad war: N.J. teachers union v. Senate President Steve Sweeney 2017-08-07 [Philly]

State Supreme Court: Unfair labor practices committed refusing to pay employees step increases after public workers contracts expired 2017-08-03 [NJ]

Building Bridges: The Newark Rebellion - 50 Years Later For more info 2017-07-19 [WBAI Radio]

Manischewitz to close Newark plant, lay off 169 workers 2017-07-18 [JTA]

Union pickets company building Jersey City luxury condo tower 2017-07-18 [NJ]

Lawmakers act to pay workers furloughed during shutdown 2017-07-14 [Philly]

IBEW pickets appear Sunday morning on quiet Glen Rock street 2017-07-10 [North Jersey]

Art of the steal: hundreds flock to liquidation sale at Trump’s casino For more info 2017-07-08 [Guardian]

Back pay for furloughed state workers still an open question 2017-07-07 [NJ]

Efforts on behalf of collective bargaining spark debate among Princeton graduate students 2017-07-06 [Princeton Alumni Weekly]

Three years later, nursing home workers get SEIU contract 2017-06-27 [McKnight's]

Layoffs of county police officers to begin this afternoon, union says 2017-06-26 [North Jersey]

Nursing home workers settle contract disputes in Union City, Teaneck, Perth Amboy 2017-06-26 [NJ]

Strike Averted at Teaneck Nursing Center 2017-06-24 [North Jersey]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]