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NJ first in nation to require panic buttons for hotel workers 2019-06-13 [App]

Rutgers part-time faculty approve new contract with raises ranging from 12 to 33 percent 2019-06-01 [North Jersey]

UFCW Local 152 Attends NJ State Assembly Meeting In Support of Expanding Medical Cannabis 2019-05-28 [UFCW Local 152]

Phillipsburg union member speaks out at town council meeting 2019-05-22 [WFMZ]

Some part-time lecturers not happy with new Rutgers contract 2019-05-20 [NJ Spotlight]

Sweeney, jeered off stage by union members, doesn’t back down: ‘I’m ready for a fight’ 2019-05-17 [ROI-NJ]

ExxonMobil union workers at this N.J. research center are going on strike 2019-05-02 [NJ]

Exxon Mobil lab workers in NJ set to strike 2019-05-01 [Morning Call]

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]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]