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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]

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]

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]