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Janus decision harmful to union workers 2018-07-15 [Morning Call]

Senator Warren Rallies AFT Members To Vote In November, Marchers Take to Downtown Streets 2018-07-15 [WESA]

Gateway teachers union requests fact-finding process with Labor Relations Board 2018-07-14 [Trib Live]

Lehigh Valley workers join in strike threat at Exxon Mobil research plant 2018-07-13 [Morning Call]

Bernie Sanders on John Fetterman, Pittsburgh politics and the rising tide of Democratic Socialism 2018-07-13 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Arbitrator Restores Benefits for Philadelphia Union Oil Workers 2018-07-11 [Legal Intelligencer]

Wilkes-Barre Labor Council assists with letter carriers food drive 2018-06-29 [Citizens' Voice]

Local union members weigh in on Janus impact locally 2018-06-29 [Tribune-Democrat]

PA AFL-CIO Explains GOP Endorsement 2018-06-26 [Wash Free Beacon]

Pittsburgh Glass Works in East Deer delays shutdown 2018-06-26 [Trib Live]

Union workers hold rally in Reading 2018-06-26 [Reading Eagle]

Dallas teachers ordered back to work 2018-06-21 [PA Home Page]

Univ Pitt’s grad-student union joins three other universities in the state that are fighting the same union-busting law firm 2018-06-19 [The Nation]

President, vice president of Pittsburgh teachers union arrested at Harrisburg rally 2018-06-14 [WPXI]

Philly Airport Workers Sign Union Contract 2018-06-13 [PNS]

Latinos and Labor Form New Alliances Against Wage Theft As Construction Booms in Pittsburgh 2018-06-12 [The Payday Report]

It took 6 years for PHL airport workers to double their pay to $12/hour. How? They joined a union 2018-06-11 [Inquirer]

Culture of bullying has UPS workers ready to strike 2018-06-08 [WXPI]

Mayor of Pittsburgh sets goal for larger minority workforce on city-run construction projects 2018-05-30 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Harley-Davidson workers say plant closure after tax cut is like a bad dream 2018-05-28 [USAToday]

Univ Pittsburgh Med Ctr nurses rally in McKeesport for union rights 2018-05-24 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

GE Union Workers Stay Positive and Keep Working 2018-05-15 [Erie News Now]

Nurses picket Pottstown Hospital 2018-05-11 [Daily Local]

Trump NLRB rejects union complaint at GE 2018-05-09 [GoErie]

Power to the Peep-le: Union workers claim a sweet win over old man ’mallow 2018-05-01 [The Hustle]

Wolf vetoes bill that would have limited drugs available for injured workers 2018-04-29 [New Castle News]

Court strikes a blow to Peeps-maker Just Born in union pension fight 2018-04-27 [Allentown Morning Call]

Court rules against maker of Peeps candy in union pension fight 2018-04-27 [Washington Post]

First Hospital workers strike; company locks them out 2018-04-26 [The Times-Leader]

Nurses at First Hospital, Moses Taylor to strike; hospitals say they’ll be staffed 2018-04-25 [The Times-Leader]

Federal judge rules county violated labor act 2018-04-24 [Standard-Jrnl]

Conor Lamb Win Energizes Labor Union Approach to Midterms 2018-04-21 [BNA]

Workers comp prescribing rule change awaits governor decision 2018-04-21 [Meadville Trib]

Pennsylvania Mission Foods workers organize, fight and win a first collective bargaining agreement 2018-04-18 [IUF]

Good News: Pittsburgh Will Drop Teacher Performance Pay and Raise Salaries 2018-04-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Another Misclassification Win For Gig Economy Businesses, this time against UberBLACK drivers 2018-04-13 [Lexology]

Union Organizer at Penn State’s Grad School Cites University’s Veiled Threat to Foreign Students 2018-04-12 [Chronicle of Higher Ed]

We’ve been fighting for years: Graduate students rally at Old Main before marching to cast union votes 2018-04-11 [Daily Collegian]

Philadelphia workers fast to recognize anniversary of King’s assassination 2018-04-05 [Philadelphia Tribune]

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Dr. King's Assassination 2018-04-04 [PA AFL-CIO]

PA unions make game plans for upcoming elections 2018-04-03 [WITF]

Workers compensation system target of change 2018-04-02 [Standard-Speaker]

Not a peep from Pennsylvania candy company over pension funds 2018-04-01 [NYDaily News]

Maker of Peeps in high-stakes pension battle with union 2018-03-31 [Press Herald]

Heinz union employees reject latest contract offer, hold off on potential strike 2018-03-31 [WPXI]

After Pennsylvania win, labor leaders look to flip other congressional seats 2018-03-30 [Morning Call]

Trouble in candy land: How Peeps, pensions and a lawsuit threaten to upend the American retirement system 2018-03-30 [Wash Post]

Penn State graduate student union election dates and locations announced 2018-03-29 [PSU]

GOP candidate Rick Saccone concedes PA-18 special election to Connor Lamb 2018-03-24 [10,000 Couples]

Luzerne County AFSCME rejects proposed contract 2018-03-19 [Times Leader]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]