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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]

House bills seek to make Pa. a right-to-work state 2017-03-29 [Public Opinion]

Lawmakers seek to bring right-to-work policies to state 2017-03-25 [Sun-Gazette]

Union members rally against pro-RTW state bill 2017-03-24 [Citizen's Voice]

Two workers struck on Route 30 in Hempfield Township 2017-03-24 [WPXI]

Steel workers group alleges Pittsburgh company owes monthly union dues 2017-03-23 [Penn Record]

UPenn grad students move to unionize 2017-03-23 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

FirstEnergy could owe millions in back wages to Bruce Mansfield union workers 2017-03-22 [Times]

Mercer County workers rally against RTW 2017-03-19 [WFMJ]

Unions step up to repair and secure vandalized Jewish cemetery 2017-03-01 [Daily Kos]

Emmaus firefighters win another round in fight to unionize 2017-03-14 [Morning Call]

Employees fire back at Giant Eagle over labor charge against union 2017-03-14 [WTAE]

Penn State grad students move toward union 2017-03-10 [NEA]

On 'Day Without A Woman,' Troy Hill restaurant gives female workers Wed. off 2017-03-07 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

How Philly's carpenters got tossed from the Pa. Convention Center 2017-03-07 [Inquirer]

Philadelphia Unions Offer Help in Response to Vandalized Jewish Cemetery 2017-03-06 [AFL-CIO]

Philadelphia unions to repair, secure vandalized Jewish cemetery 2017-03-01 [JTA]

Coalition Of Graduate Employees Files For Union Representation, Requests Administration Remain Neutralv 2017-02-24 [Onward State]

Graduate students charge into Old Main to deliver letter to the Office of the President 2017-02-23 [Daily Collegian]

Penn State graduate assistants file for union representation 2017-02-23 [Centre Daily Times]

Business Owners Defend Decision To Fire Workers Who Skipped Work On A Day Without Immigrants 2017-02-21 [CBS]

GeisingerCMC nurses claim understaffing 2017-02-18 [Citizens' Voice]

Community College of Philadelphia accuses union of calling for 'partial strike' 2017-02-15 [Philly]

Grad student employees sign union cards 2017-02-15 [Pitt News]

AT&T union workers rally in Harrisburg for better contracts 2017-02-13 [ABC]

Legislature plans to take away teachers' sick days 2017-02-13 [Huff Po]

Watch: Comcast employees walk out to protest Trump’s immigration order 2017-02-03 [BillyPenn]

Put unemployment center workers back on the job 2017-01-29 [Observer-Reporter]

Nurses protest staffing issues amid Pocono-Lehigh merger 2017-01-06 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

State jobless center workers being laid off in funding fight 2016-12-22 [Action News]

Pittsburgh-area transit agency approves 4-year pact 2016-12-21 [Washinton Times]

Westmoreland County commissioners expected to ratify labor contract with local government workers 2016-12-15 [Trib Live]

He was minutes from retirement. But first, he blasted his bosses in a company-wide email 2016-12-14 [Wash Post]

Workers, Activists Rally For $15 Minimum Wage During Day Of Disruption 2016-11-30 [WESA]

Commentary: SEPTA strike shines light on state labor laws 2016-11-30 [Philly]

Union workers rally, call on lawmakers to restore service center funding 2016-11-29 [ABC]

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Strike Ends: PSI Management and PSO Musicians Agree to New Contract 2016-11-24 [PSO Blog]

Transit Workers Ratify Contract That Ended SEPTA strike 2016-11-20 [KURV]

Union workers vote to ratify new 5-yr contract with SEPTA 2016-11-19 [ABC]

State Labor and Industry Department aims to educate about worker misclassification 2016-11-13 [Safety&Health]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]