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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]

Trump Taj Mahal bankruptcy pits Carl Icahn casino against striking workers 2016-08-12 [Guardian]

Public workers rally, target Steve Sweeney on Pension Proposal 2016-08-09 [APP]

Hearings begin: Bluefield Regional Medical Center, nurses at odds over unionizing 2016-08-09 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

Stand with Striking Trump Taj Mahal Workers 2016-08-09 [AFL-CIO]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [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]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [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]

21-04-1967 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]