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Today's news - Pennsylvania

Airport workers' union says bosses changed tune after Trump election 2017-07-14 [Metro]

A victory for unions 2017-07-13 [Morning Call]

Nexus Construction LLC accused of failing to pay monthly contributions 2017-07-10 [Penn Record]

Fixing Philly: Bringing more minorities into trade unions 2017-07-05 [Metro]

Allentown coated metal workers approve new labor contract 2017-07-04 [Morning Call]

Fragile peace: Crane union may end walkout 2017-07-02 [Philly]

Workers' strike affects Comcast tower, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia construction 2017-06-28 [6abc]

Philly Organizers Urge Chamber of Commerce to Drop Wage Equity Lawsuit 2017-06-28 [Philly Mag]

FBI wiretapped Philadelphia union leader, letters say 2017-06-27 [Allentown Morning Call]

For more than a year, FBI wiretapped labor leader John Dougherty, Councilman Bobby Henon 2017-06-26 [Philly]

Pennsbury Reaches Tentative Deal With Educational Support Professionals Union 2017-06-26 [Levittown Now]

Univ Penn grad students ratchet up the union fight 2017-06-24 [Philly]

Teamsters, Lawmakers Take Stand for Workers 2017-06-23 [Teamsters]

Univ Pittsburgh grad students continue push for union 2017-06-21 [The Pitt News]

Kutztown Univ: Campus Workers Smell a Rat 2017-06-21 [Labor Notes]

More than 1,000 Teamsters rally for keep their fundamental right to join a union 2017-06-21 [Penn Live]

Latest pension bill received little pushback from state unions 2017-06-19 [Reading Eagle]

Retirees Proceed to Arbitration Over Slashed Benefits 2017-06-17 [Natl Law Rev]

Hazleton mayor, police union dispute pension formula 2017-06-17 [Standard-Speaker]

Union decries Verizon's plans to shutter Lehigh Valley call center 2017-06-17 [Morning Call]

Kenney administration, municipal unions go head-to-head over pensions 2017-06-16 [Philly]

Workers at Zep distribution center in Upper Macungie vote to join union 2017-06-14 [Morning Call]

Issues of workforce diversity continue to delay Rebuild 2017-06-10 [Philadelphia Tribune]

With Verizon-CWA Copper Settlement, Union Forces Verizon’s Landline Hand 2017-06-06 [Telecompetitor]

CWA Reaches Favorable Settlement in Verizon Copper Network Case before PA Pub Utilities Comn 2017-06-04 [CWA]

U of P Grad students still face a series of obstacles in their fight to establish a labor union 2017-06-02 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

State AFL-CIO Executive Council Issues Endorsements in Statewide Judicial Elections 2017-06-02 [PA AFL-CIO]

Air Products closing Wilkes-Barre plant, idling 75 workers 2017-06-02 [Daily Progress]

Philadelphia teachers call off work in bottom up campaign 2017-05-28 [Labor Notes]

Hospital violated labor law by stopping nurses' pay increases - D.C. Circuit 2017-05-21 [Reuters]

Harrisburg AT&T union workers call three-day strike 2017-05-20 [Penn Live]

Mine workers union members protest at Consol Energy 2017-05-18 [Trib Live]

Talen Energy looking to cut more jobs 2017-05-07 [Pocono Record]

Philadelphia Union Wins Equal Pay for Immigrant Nurses 2017-05-06 [Labour Notes]

Miner’s Health Benefits and the Federal Spending Bill 2017-05-03 [PA AFL-CIO]

Post workers picket Barre post office 2017-04-30 [VT Digger]

Labor board denies Dallas PA School Board request to dock teachers’ pay 2017-04-29 [Times Leader]

State Labor Leaders and Representative Pat Harkins Announce the Introduction of HB 1082 2017-04-27 [PA AFL-CIO]

Dallas school board’s labor complaint dismissed 2017-04-27 [Citizen's Voice]

Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan 2017-04-20 [New York Times]

Lawrence County jail workers vote to join Teamsters 2017-04-13 [New Castle News]

Advance Auto Parts workers in Lehigh County reject union 2017-04-09 [Morning Call]

Jail workers to vote Tuesday on joining Teamsters 2017-04-09 [New Castle News]

Union reps gather is Harrisburg against RTW bill 2017-04-08 [WITF]

Penn State opposes graduate student effort to unionize 2017-04-06 [Centre Daily Times]

Coalition of Graduate Employees hopeful that university will recognize their work 2017-04-06 [Daily Collegian]

Reading steelworkers union pans right-to-work proposal 2017-04-05 [Reading Eagle]

Penn State University opposes graduate employee unionization 2017-04-04 [collegian]

Keystone Oaks teacher strike averted 2017-03-31 [WPXI]

An effort to bust unions, silence workers 2017-03-29 [Intelligencer]

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]