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Today's news - Oklahoma

Building Bridges:W. Virginia Teachers Win Wildcat Strike, Are Oklahoma and Arizona Next? For more info 2018-03-21 [WBAI Radio]

Oklahoma teachers may be next to engage in a statewide walkout 2018-03-20 [NY Times]

State employees will join teachers in possible strike For more info 2018-03-11 [NewsOK]

Teachers plan for strike following big union win in West Virginia 2018-03-10 [Salon]

OK teachers planning statewide strike 2018-03-09 [MSN]

OK teachers to lawmakers: Raise pay by April 1 or we shut schools 2018-03-08 [Reuters]

Teachers in Oklahoma might be going on strike next 2018-03-06 [Newsweek]

John Thompson: Oklahoma City Schools Under Siege by Reformers 2018-03-04 [Diane Ravitch]

A Statewide Teachers Strike? 2018-03-04 [Diane Ravitch]

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Oklahoma has lowest average teacher salary in the country 2018-03-04 [KFOR]

Teachers coordinate walkout on social media 2018-03-04 [KTUL]

Teachers planning a statewide strike 2018-03-04 [KTUL]

Five workers missing in gas well explosion 2018-01-23 [Meadville Trib]

5 Workers Are Missing After An Explosion At Drilling Rig 2018-01-23 [NPR]

Union official: All OKC school employees need a voice 2017-11-29 [The Oklahoman]

Spartan teachers strike amid contract dispute; college denies unfair labor practices 2017-07-26 [ABC]

Workers at Meat Company Vote to Join Teamsters Local 523 2017-05-02 [Teamsters]

One Oklahoma lawmaker holding up equal pay bil 2017-03-01 [KFOR]

Oklahoma Workers Compensation Reform 2017-02-24 [News 9]

Union files lawsuit against Nestle Purina 2016-12-05 [Edmond Sun]

Workers compensation system under new scrutiny 2016-10-09 [Wash Times]

Teachers Fight Back! 40 Run for Office! 2016-07-01 [Diane Ravitch]

Two parts of new GOP-led workers compensation law unconstitutional 2016-03-06 [KOCO]

Lawton, police union open labor talks 2016-02-05 [KSWO]

Meers restaurant faces suit for wage, child labor violations 2015-12-28 [Albany Times Union]

MWC fire union rejects pay hike; wants more firefighters hired 2015-11-01 [Red Dirt Report]

Midwest City Labor Unions Fight Back Against City Leaders 2015-10-16 [News9]

NLRB board dismisses complaint against tribe 2015-06-16 [Native American Times]

Allegiant Air pilots' union raises safety concerns as possible strike looms 2015-04-25 [Tulsa World]

Bill Targeting Teachers Union Dues Goes to Gov. Fallin 2015-03-27 [OK Watch]

State PTA Urges Parents to Opt Out of Field Tests 2015-01-27 [Diane Ravitch]

Tulsa First Grade Teachers Risk Their Jobs by Opting Out of Tests 2014-11-27 [Living in Dialogue]

Tulsa 1st-grade teachers will not administer standardized test 2014-11-26 [Washington Post]

Minimum wage increase by other states puts spotlight on law 2014-11-11 [Tulsa World]

Forty years later, Silkwood's children reflect 2014-11-10 [Tulsa World]

OKC Transit Union President Arrested In Drug Investigation 2014-10-14 [News 9]

After Heated Meeting, Spirit AeroSystems Vote Down Contract 2014-09-29 [News on 6]

Gov Fallin Bans Minimum Wage Increases And Paid Sick Leave Laws 2014-04-23 [Think Progress]

Sen. Paul's economic medicine: Crush unions 2014-04-20 [The Day]

Gov. Mary Fallin signs minimum wage hike ban 2014-04-19 [NewsOK]

Where the minimum wage will never be raised 2014-04-16 [Daily Kos]

American Airlines Issue New Plan to Avoid Forced Furloughs 2014-02-20 [ABC]

Tulsa fire union seeks court order against city's plan to eliminate positions 2014-01-15 [Tulsa World]

Labor commissioner opposes OSHA proposal 2014-01-06 [Times Union]

AFSCME Members in Enid Win Back Collective Bargaining Rights 2013-12-21 [AFSCME Local 1136]

Republicans Step Up Attacks on Public Employee Pensions 2013-09-29 [USW]

Dennis A. Hall: Labor Day weekend recalls relevance of labor movement 2013-08-31 [Tulsa World]

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]