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Today's news - Pennsylvania

Labor groups treat local veterans to cookout 2018-09-23 [Citizens' Voice]

Local Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Pickets at BEP Site 2018-09-21 [Phoenix]

Koch-Backed GOP Pennsylvania Candidate’s Firm Violated Labor Law, New Documents Show 2018-09-19 [HuffPost]

Pa. Natural Gas Co. Hit With Worker Misclassification Suit 2018-09-14 [Law360]

United Steelworkers around the country give thumbs up for strike authorization 2018-09-11 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

USW locals nationwide approve strike authorization 2018-09-10 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Potential for steelworker strike looms as remaining locals cast authorization vote 2018-09-09 [Trib Live]

Clairton Coke Works union votes to authorize a strike 2018-09-07 [Action News]

Union workers at all 3 U.S. Steel mills in Western Pa. ready to strike 2018-09-07 [Trib Live]

U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers at impasse, strike authorization votes coming 2018-09-05 [Pittsburgh Biz Jrnl]

Steelworkers union members rally and march in Clairton, with US Steel contract soon to expire 2018-08-31 [WTAE]

Postal workers rally in Pittsburgh to fight privatization 2018-08-23 [Trib Live]

GOP-gov-candidate Wagner says he does not want workers knowing what he makes at his non-union waste-hauling business 2018-08-23 [ABC]

'Sad Day' for Pittsburgh Workers as Creighton Glass Plant Closes 2018-08-21 [USNews]

Kittanning ACMH Hospital workers set to strike Aug. 30 2018-08-21 [Becker's ]

Allegheny Valley Hospital workers give OK for strike authorization 2018-08-17 [TribLive]

Twitter Email In Philly, union members protest immigration policy 2018-08-16 [WHYY]

Pittsburgh Hospital Interfered With Union Drive, Labor Board Says 2018-08-07 [BNA]

Contract for corrections union finally reached 2018-07-24 [The Express]

Cartwright: Unions must act in solidarity to fend off attacks 2018-07-22 [The Times-Leader]

Defiant National Union Presidents Gathered in Pittsburgh Speak of Unity Following Janus Ruling 2018-07-18 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]