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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]

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]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]