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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]

14 Kearny teachers laid off as officials blame charter school 'intrusion' 2017-06-20 [Jersey Journal]

Lakewood fires more than 100 teachers, staff 2017-05-09 [Asbury Park Press]

Lakewood rejects teacher layoffs, but state monitor overrides vote 2017-05-09 [NJ.com]

Paterson reportedly plans to lay off 85 teachers 2017-05-17 [NJ.com]

Public worker unions not sold on Christie's lottery-pension fix 2017-06-16 [NJ]

This Firefighter Took A Doctor’s Advice To Use Medical Marijuana — Now He Could Be Fired 2017-06-11 [BuzzFeed]

As lockout nears 6 weeks, N.J. workers struggle with no pay, health benefits 2017-06-09 [NJ.com]

Shore Point won't be at Jersey Pride on Sunday but not because of lockout 2017-06-01 [Asbury Park Press]

Radium Girls improved workers rights in 1917 2017-05-29 [Trib Live]

Locked-out Sunrise House staff rallies over working conditions, contract talks 2017-05-25 [The Herald]

Dry cleaner sentenced for harboring workers, avoiding taxes 2017-05-15 [Washington Times]

Linden’s Laminated Inc. hit with OSHA fines 2017-05-11 [Union News Daily]

Princeton Students Demonstrate in Support of Campus Dining Workers 2017-05-03 [Princeton Alumni Weekly]

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]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]