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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]

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]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]