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Penn grad students have finally received permission to proceed with a unionization vote 2018-01-10 [The Daily Pennsylvanian]

Federal Judge Dismisses Just Born Lawsuit Against BCTGM Local 6 2018-01-05 [AFL-CIO]

Most Lawrence county employees get 2.25 percent raises 2018-01-03 [New Castle News]

AGSCME Pres Lee Saunders to give address at MLK event 2017-12-29 [Phila Tribune]

Paycheck protection is more like paycheck deception 2017-12-27 [Daily Times]

Trump Promised to Protect Steel. Layoffs Are Coming Instead 2017-12-23 [NYTimes]

Penn grad students earn union vote, with a caveat 2017-12-22 [WHYY]

EPA union leader: Public records request was retaliation for my political activities 2017-12-19 [State Impact]

Sex workers victimized by violence remembered at Philadelphia vigil 2017-12-18 [Philly.com]

Pitt grad students file for union election 2017-12-16 [Pitt News]

Alarcon and Marrone Inc alleged to owe more than $16,000 to union funds 2017-12-14 [Penn Record]

Union workers unite to build Temple’s new library 2017-12-14 [Temple Now]

State House rejects bill targeting union political activity: a defeat for conservatives 2017-12-13 [Morning Call]

Legislature seeks to limit unions' political donations and protect themselves 2017-12-06 [The Morning Call]

LGAR Workers Ratify Contract, Win $15 an Hour! 2017-12-06 [SEIU]

Luzerne County Council debates govt employee health care contributions 2017-12-05 [Times-Leader]

Philly union presses pensions on nonunion hotel 2017-12-05 [The Inquirer]

Demanding Answers: Coalition of Grad Employees left in dark as Penn State refuses to disclose information on legal funds 2017-12-02 [The Daily Collegian]

http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/nov/26/former-valley-uaw-leader-at-lordstown-gm/?newswatch 2017-11-26 [Vindy]

Panel: Students need more help post-graduation 2017-11-21 [Intelligencer]

For over 50 years, empathy and grit drove labor leader Jack Shea to fight for workers 2017-11-20 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Grad students at UChicago formed a union in October — why hasn't Penn been able to? 2017-11-20 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

Springfield, teachers OK new five-year labor contract 2017-11-20 [Daily Times]

Union pledges to outlast Cedar Haven owner in four-week-old strike 2017-11-19 [WITF]

Injured workers, widows sue FirstEnergy over fatal power plant incident 2017-11-19 [Post-Gazette]

Memorial service will honor victims of Robena mine disaster 2017-11-18 [The Tribune]

Faculty approve contract with State System of Higher Education 2017-11-18 [Post-Gazette]

Hudson officer challenges firing during pregnancy 2017-11-17 [Pantagraph]

NTSB to rule on cause of Amtrak crash that killed 2 workers 2017-11-14 [The Post]

Pittsburgh Public Schools teachers union rejects fact-finder's report 2017-11-10 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Lawmakers, Wolf administration poised for fight over jobless program funding 2017-11-05 [WHYY]

Coalition of Penn State graduate employees continues to fight to give a voice to graduate assistants through right to unionize 2017-11-02 [Daily Collegian]

Strike continues at Lebanon County nursing home 2017-10-22 [Penn Live]

Workers launch one-day strike at First Hospital in Kingston 2017-10-21 [Wilkes-Barre Times Leader]

First Hospital workers to go on strike Friday 2017-10-19 [Citizens' Voice]

Jobless workers worry Harrisburg has forgotten their funding woes 2017-09-28 [WITF]

Philadelphia IBEW Plans to Sue Big Pharmaceutical Over Opioid Crisis 2017-09-27 [NBC]

Talks between GE and its union end in disappointment. The possibility of a strike hangs in the air 2017-09-27 [Go Erie]

Penn Highlands DuBois nurses vote down union 2017-09-17 [WJAC]

Nurses are unhappy with understaffing at work 2017-09-15 [Inquirer]

Why college resident advisers could benefit from a union 2017-09-12 [The Gruzzly]

HOME NEWS Utilities Employees Credit Union workers support hurricane relief 2017-09-12 [Reading Eagle]

Pitt Grad Students To Ask For Union Vote By End Of Semester 2017-09-12 [WESA]

 VIDEO Pittsburgh workers support Fight for $15 during rally 2017-09-11 [WPIX]

State AFL-CIO official talks about the importance of volunteers 2017-09-08 [New Castle News]

 VIDEO Union Workers Come Together At Philadelphia Annual Labor Day Parade 2017-09-05 [CBS]

Union workers rally in Allentown for higher minimum wage 2017-09-05 [Morning Call]

She didn't quit, she didn't cry, she became a union carpenter 2017-09-03 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Lock Haven University accused in lawsuit of forcing out older employees to avoid paying higher retirement benefits 2017-08-30 [Penn Live]

13 years after vote to unionize, Point Park faculty, university reach tentative contract agreement 2017-08-25 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]