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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]

Heroic Teachers of Albuquerque Burned Their Evaluations in a Trash Can For more info 2015-05-28 [Diane Ravitch]

Nurse’s firing prompts union complaint 2015-04-25 [Sante Fe New Mexican]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]