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Santa Fe Com College faculty union claims board isn’t meeting obligations in contract talks 2018-12-07 [SF New Mexican]

NM asks union workers to waive First Amendment rights 2018-08-25 [SFe New Mexican]

State stops taking fees from nonunion state workers 2018-07-20 [The New Mexican]

Teacher evaluations among toughest in U.S. 2018-06-12 [Sante Fe - New Mexican]

State Files Brief in Support of Misclassified Employees Rights to Organize 2018-05-01 [KRWG]

New right-to-work tactic: One piece at time 2018-04-25 [NM Political Reporter]

Otero County adopts right-to-work law 2018-04-13 [Alamogordo Daily News]

CWA: Verizon’s Home-Based Agent Model Costs Thousands of Call Center Jobs 2018-03-14 [Channel Partners]

Unions sue county over Right-to-Work 2018-03-10 [RRObserver]

Injured Nuclear Workers Finally Had Support. The Trump Administration Has Mothballed It 2018-03-10 [ProPublica]

Pro-union rallies set over Janus court case 2018-02-23 [Albuquerque Journal]

GOP sponsored bill against union fees rejected in House committee 2018-02-08 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Appeals court affirms decision for CCSD employee grievances 2017-12-23 [Farmington Daily Times]

Union President: USPS job cuts expected in Albuquerque 2017-11-25 [KRQE]

Unions: Navajo workers being passed over for power plant jobs 2017-11-19 [The Journal]

Judge: Paid Voting Leave For NM Workers Extends To Local Elections 2017-11-13 [Workers Independent News]

Judge rules New Mexico workers can take paid leave to vote 2017-11-10 [News Tribune]

After failure in Legislature, RTW drive shifts to counties 2017-10-16 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Advocates Say Paid Sick Leave Is Key For Domestic Violence Survivors 2017-10-05 [KUNM]

More than 400 Sandia workers may go on strike 2017-10-01 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Deming teachers resume collective bargaining 2017-08-09 [Deming Headlight]

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium 2017-06-27 [Scientific American]

Archdiocese tells workers to ask ICE agents for warrants 2017-05-29 [Crux]

NM third in percentage of government jobs 2017-05-24 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Unions question need to furlough state workers 2017-04-27 [Santa Fe New Mexican]

Workers kill ‘right-to-work’ bill 2017-03-03 [Peoples World]

Slight uptick in union membership is seen 2017-01-29 [Albuquerque Biz First]

Faculty union effort underway at Santa Fe Community College 2016-12-03 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Former nuke workers worry about health compensation 2016-11-07 [KOB]

Health-Care Providers, Advocates Speak Out Against More Cuts to Medicaid 2016-09-20 [PNS]

Bus drivers union files emergency motion to quash restraining order 2016-04-03 [Las Cruces Sun-News]

AFT has financial ties to PARCC owners 2016-04-02 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

How to Beat Retaliation, Even without a Union 2016-01-07 [Labor Notes]

Teacher union files complaint with state labor board 2015-12-17 [Silver City Sun-News]

Temporary Injunction Issued on State Teacher Evaluation 2015-12-04 [Ed Week]

Teachers Sue to Invalidate Shoddy Evaluation System 2015-10-01 [Diane Ravitch]

Teacher Evaluation Goes on Trial For more info 2015-09-19 [Diane Ravitch]

Greenhouse: Workers Organize, but Don’t Unionize, to Get Protection Under Labor Law 2015-09-07 [NYTimes]

Labor union sues city of Farmington to rehire former employee 2015-09-04 [Daily Times]

Labor’s Local Legacy - Dolores Huerta 2015-08-27 [Santa Fe Reporter]

Green chile growers pushing guest workers program 2015-08-13 [News Tribune]

Union suspends FLETC picketing, avoids court 2015-08-04 [The Journal]

Union suspends picketing, avoids court 2015-08-02 [The Daily News]

School board to meet on union pay 2015-07-22 [Albuquerue Journal]

Some LaGuardia, JFK airport workers to strike starting Wednesday 2015-07-22 [Reuters]

Union reps to meet with contractor over FLETC strike 2015-07-10 [The Journal]

Day care employees offered teacher union membership 2015-07-03 [KOAT]

Service workers go on strike at federal center in Artesia 2015-06-26 [The Times-Union]

State Supreme Court sides with unions, orders labor officials to set wages and benefits 2015-06-17 [Daily Journal]

Supreme Court sides with unions in wage case 2015-06-16 [The Tribune]

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]

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

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

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

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

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

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [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]