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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]

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

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]