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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]

Nothing to celebrate: No hike in state-employee healthcare premiums 2017-10-13 [NJ Spotlight]

Evidence doesn't show need for sleep apnea testing mandate for truck drivers 2017-09-30 [Landline Mag]

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]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]