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Graduates protest for higher wages 2019-05-04 [Daily Lobo]

NM blocks RTW ordinances 2019-03-28 [Virginian-Pilot]

Univ NM moves to dismiss union formation 2019-03-20 [KOB4]

Union Busting on Campus: Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism 2019-03-14 [CounterPunch]

Bill voids local ‘right-to-work’ measures, backing unions 2019-03-11 [Sante Fe New Mexican]

NM Unions Distribute 3,750 Pounds Of Groceries To Families Recovering From Government Shutdown 2019-02-17 [Los Alamos Daily Post]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]