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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]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]