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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]