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Today's news - Pennsylvania

Board rules Univ of Pittsburgh grad assistants can hold union vote 2019-03-08 [The State]

Strike over: Wabtec, Erie locomotive workers reach 90-day deal 2019-03-08 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

UE Locals 506 and 618 reached contract with WABTEC, ending nine-day strike 2019-03-07 [WJET]

Wabtec, Erie union workers head to bargaining table as locomotive plant strike hits one week 2019-03-07 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Union workers to rally at Wabtec headquarters 2019-03-07 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

Striking workers gain national, union attention 2019-03-03 [Go Erie]

US locomotive workers strike to defend CBA after merger 2019-03-02 [IndustriALL]

 VIDEO Wabtec files injunction against striking workers for, they say, employee safety 2019-03-02 [Your Erie]

Deal sets rules for picketers at Erie Wabtec plant 2019-03-02 [Go Erie]

Erie Locomotive Plant Workers Strike against Two-Tier 2019-03-02 [Labor Notes]

Close To 2,000 Manufacturing Workers Just Went On Strike In Pennsylvania 2019-02-27 [Huff Post]

Erie Strike Gets National Attention, Widespread Support 2019-03-01 [UE]

Close To 2,000 Manufacturing Workers Just Went On Strike In Pennsylvania 2019-02-27 [HuffPost]

Workers Strike at Ex-GE Transportation Plant in Pennsylvania 2019-02-26 [AP]

GE just spun off its locomotive unit. Workers immediately went on strike 2019-02-26 [CNN]

Bernie Sanders jumps into a union fight sparked by GE spinoff in 2020 swing state Pennsylvania 2019-02-27 [CNBC]

Bernie Sanders Is Making a National Issue of This Strike: UE Locals 506, 618 at Wabtec locomotive plant 2019-02-27 [The Nation]

PA hospital shortchanges workers paychecks 2019-02-21 [Hosp CFO Report]

GE Transportation workers question conditions of Wabtec merger 2019-02-21 [Pittsburgh Biz Time]

Union could authorize strike against Erie GE Saturday 2019-02-21 [Your Erie]

Union calls for strike authorization vote at GE Transportation 2019-02-21 [Go Erie]

New sewer board members say they're open to union representation 2019-02-17 [News-Item]

Rally held in Pittsburgh for non-paid federal workers amid the government shutdown 2019-01-20 [WTRF]

University of Pittsburgh Faculty File for Union Election 2019-01-18 [USW]

 VIDEO Airport Workers Trying to Get by During Longest Government Shutdown in US History 2019-01-14 [WNEP]

Federal workers protest government shutdown in Philly 2019-01-08 [Inquirer]

Wins and losses for Philly labor in 2018 2018-12-29 [Inquirer]

IBEW Local 98 re-emerges with new tactics for a new year, as a federal probe lingers 2018-12-28 [Inquirer]

Educators at Pittsburgh Charter School Win Union 2018-12-28 [AFT]

Nurses inspired by teachers’ strikes to ‘fight the same fight’ 2018-12-22 [The Guardian]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Union Members Protest Health Care Cuts 2018-12-13 [NPR]

Pay freeze proposed for city of Erie’s non-union workers 2018-12-02 [Go Erie]

Pennsylvania’s forgotten Socialist history and the revolution that almost was: That time Socialists took over Reading 2018-11-25 [Incline]

Schuylkill County’s commissioners committed unfair labor practice over firing of 2 employees, Pa. court rules 2018-11-15 [Penn Live]

Mt. Pleasant Area teachers to urge school board to support contract recommendations 2018-11-11 [Trib Live]

Happy Hour Battle Cry: Unionization at Univ Pitt-Greensburg 2018-11-11 [Insider]

Mid-Term Elections Prove Win For Pennsylvania Workers, says Pennsylvania AFL-CIO 2018-11-08 [PA AFL-CIO]

How the future of labor in Pennsylvania could be shaped by the governor’s race 2018-11-06 [Incline]

How Pa. unions are using new tactics to influence the midterm elections 2018-11-03 [Inquirer]

Union protesters return to Villanova campus with infamous inflatable rat 2018-11-01 [Villanovan]

Tragedy Has Come To Western Pennsylvania, PA AFL-CIO Responds 2018-10-28 [PA AFL-CIO]

Marriott Workers File Class Action Over Credit Union 2018-10-26 [Bloomberg]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette violated labor law, judge rules 2018-10-18 [Trib Live]

Local firefighters union Allentown 302 president speaks against PTSD 2018-10-14 [WFMZ]

Pittsburgh's UPMC hospital workers demand right to form a union 2018-10-07 [Trib Live]

UPMC workers set to strike in Pittsburgh 2018-10-05 [Becker's]

Philadelphia Parking-Lot Attendants Launch Union Campaign 2018-09-24 [LaborPress]

Why parking-lot attendants across Philadelphia have launched a campaign to unionize 2018-09-13 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

UPMC workers to participate in one-day strike on Oct. 4 2018-09-25 [Pittsburgh City Paper]

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

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]