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Today's news - Pennsylvania

Penn Highlands DuBois nurses vote down union 2017-09-17 [WJAC]

Nurses are unhappy with understaffing at work 2017-09-15 [Inquirer]

Why college resident advisers could benefit from a union 2017-09-12 [The Gruzzly]

HOME NEWS Utilities Employees Credit Union workers support hurricane relief 2017-09-12 [Reading Eagle]

Pitt Grad Students To Ask For Union Vote By End Of Semester 2017-09-12 [WESA]

 VIDEO Pittsburgh workers support Fight for $15 during rally 2017-09-11 [WPIX]

State AFL-CIO official talks about the importance of volunteers 2017-09-08 [New Castle News]

 VIDEO Union Workers Come Together At Philadelphia Annual Labor Day Parade 2017-09-05 [CBS]

Union workers rally in Allentown for higher minimum wage 2017-09-05 [Morning Call]

She didn't quit, she didn't cry, she became a union carpenter 2017-09-03 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Lock Haven University accused in lawsuit of forcing out older employees to avoid paying higher retirement benefits 2017-08-30 [Penn Live]

13 years after vote to unionize, Point Park faculty, university reach tentative contract agreement 2017-08-25 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Allentown Housing Authority union workers authorize strike 2017-08-24 [Morning Call]

Deal Reached To Avert Teachers’ Strike In Keystone Oaks School District 2017-08-18 [CBS]

GE locomotive production jobs leaving Pennsylvania for Texas 2017-08-13 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

 VIDEO Pay Disparity In The Newspaper Industry With Cet Parks ED Of Wash Baltimore NG Local 32035 For more info 2017-08-09 [LVP]

 VIDEO '#TN is Not For Sale' CWA Convention Delegates Protest Education Privatization By JLL In Tennessee For more info 2017-08-09 [LVP]

Could academics at Univ Pittsburgh be the future of a historic steelworkers union? 2017-08-09 [The Incline]

Erie School District takes aim at retiree benefit 2017-08-09 [GoErie]

Univ Penn grad students wanted to vote on their labor union months ago. Here’s why they haven’t. 2017-08-08 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

Union leaders rethink their approach 2017-07-25 [WITF]

Largest coal-fired power plant is in trouble and IBEW pres faces ultimate confrontation 2017-07-23 [News Interactive]

Soon-to-be-furloughed Freeport workers denied federal trade impact aid 2017-07-23 [Trib Live]

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]

 VIDEO 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]

This month in labour history

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]

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]