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Today's news - Pennsylvania

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

State AFL-CIO Statement on Victory for Working People in PA-18 2018-03-17 [PA AFL-CIO]

In Conor Lamb victory, labor tilted the race 2018-03-17 [Natl Catholic Reporter]

A welcoming space: Black Student Union holds panel to discuss black female experiences at Penn State 2018-03-17 [Collegian]

Univ Pittsburgh to challenge grad student union election petition 2018-03-16 [Pitt News]

Unions Show Their Force In District Won By Trump 2018-03-14 [Yahoo]

Labor support could sway special election in PA 18th congressional district 2018-03-13 [NBC]

West Virginia Victory Spillover Effect Boosting Labor’s Effort in PA18-election Closing Days 2018-03-12 [Payday Report]

My Union or My President? Dueling Loyalties Mark Pennsylvania Race 2018-03-11 [The Times]

Republican defends ‘Right-To-Work’ laws before vote in union-heavy district 2018-03-11 [Huff Po]

NLRB rules against Duquesne Univ: Must negotiate with union 2018-03-10 [Natl Catholic Reporter]

'Women’s Rights! Workers’ Rights! Same Struggle, Same Fight!' 2018-03-09 [WESA]

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital cited by state for allegedly forcing overtime 2018-03-09 [Times Leader]

Democratic congressional candidate in Pennsylvania is counting on union support to help pull off an upset in a GOP-leaning district 2018-03-08 [USNews]

Strike averted after Pittsburgh Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative deal 2018-03-08 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Penn State Graduate Student Union Election Tentatively Scheduled for April 2018-03-03 [State College]

USW: NLRB Rules in Favor of Union for Part-Time Faculty at Duquesne 2018-03-02 [USW]

Duquesne U. plans to take dispute over adjunct faculty union to federal appeals court 2018-03-02 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Union workers get 3% raise in Carbon 2018-03-02 [Standard-Speaker]

Downtown traffic could be affected by union march Monday morning 2018-02-27 [Trib Live]

Hundreds of union workers rally in Downtown Pittsburgh ahead of Supreme Court case 2018-02-27 [Post-Gazette]

Beaver County labor leaders rally in wake of Janus case 2018-02-27 [Times]

Penn State Administrators, Trustees Talk Grad Student Unionization 2018-02-24 [StateCollege]

As Supreme Court case looms, labor supporters to rally in Philly 2018-02-24 [Inquirer]

Penn graduate students withdraw their petition to vote for a union 2018-02-17 [DP]

Jess King becomes the 2nd congressional candidate nationalwide whose campaign workers have unionized 2018-02-17 [Intercept]

Pittsburgh Teachers’ Union Votes To Authorize Strike 2018-02-13 [CBS]

Deans at Penn State graduate schools have emailed students urging them to vote against a union 2018-02-13 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

GPSA Releases Statement On PLRB Graduate Student Unionization Ruling 2018-02-12 [Onward State]

Bureau of Prisons weighs cutting 182 jobs at two local prisons 2018-02-12 [Daily Item]

Graduate student union election ordered by PLRB 2018-02-11 [PSU]

Penn State graduate assistants have union rights, Pennsylvania labor board 2018-02-10 [Centre Daily Times]

While some PSU grad students are pushing for a union, others have concerns 2018-02-07 [Centre Daily Times]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers end byline strike 2018-01-29 [The Tribune]

Pittsburgh Public Schools teachers' union set to vote on strike option, would be first since 1975 2018-01-28 [The Tribune]

Pittsburgh Public Schools union to take a strike authorization vote 2018-01-27 [Trib Live]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette workers launch byline strike amid volatile contract negotiations 2018-01-25 [Trib Live]

Golden Living fighting $1.8M award to nursing home workers 2018-01-25 [The Inquirer]

Penn grad students just got approval to vote for a union. Here's why that might not happen 2018-01-23 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

460,000 more workers could get overtime 2018-01-22 [Daily Kos]

Unions file suit against American Water Works Service Co. over employee discipline dispute 2018-01-17 [Penn Record]

The union representing Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newsroom employees files first unfair labor complaint against ownership in decades 2018-01-17 [Incline]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]