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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]

Local Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Pickets at BEP Site 2018-09-21 [Phoenix]

Koch-Backed GOP Pennsylvania Candidate’s Firm Violated Labor Law, New Documents Show 2018-09-19 [HuffPost]

Pa. Natural Gas Co. Hit With Worker Misclassification Suit 2018-09-14 [Law360]

United Steelworkers around the country give thumbs up for strike authorization 2018-09-11 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

USW locals nationwide approve strike authorization 2018-09-10 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Potential for steelworker strike looms as remaining locals cast authorization vote 2018-09-09 [Trib Live]

Clairton Coke Works union votes to authorize a strike 2018-09-07 [Action News]

Union workers at all 3 U.S. Steel mills in Western Pa. ready to strike 2018-09-07 [Trib Live]

U.S. Steel, United Steelworkers at impasse, strike authorization votes coming 2018-09-05 [Pittsburgh Biz Jrnl]

Steelworkers union members rally and march in Clairton, with US Steel contract soon to expire 2018-08-31 [WTAE]

Postal workers rally in Pittsburgh to fight privatization 2018-08-23 [Trib Live]

GOP-gov-candidate Wagner says he does not want workers knowing what he makes at his non-union waste-hauling business 2018-08-23 [ABC]

'Sad Day' for Pittsburgh Workers as Creighton Glass Plant Closes 2018-08-21 [USNews]

Kittanning ACMH Hospital workers set to strike Aug. 30 2018-08-21 [Becker's ]

Allegheny Valley Hospital workers give OK for strike authorization 2018-08-17 [TribLive]

Twitter Email In Philly, union members protest immigration policy 2018-08-16 [WHYY]

Pittsburgh Hospital Interfered With Union Drive, Labor Board Says 2018-08-07 [BNA]

Contract for corrections union finally reached 2018-07-24 [The Express]

Cartwright: Unions must act in solidarity to fend off attacks 2018-07-22 [The Times-Leader]

Defiant National Union Presidents Gathered in Pittsburgh Speak of Unity Following Janus Ruling 2018-07-18 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Janus decision harmful to union workers 2018-07-15 [Morning Call]

Senator Warren Rallies AFT Members To Vote In November, Marchers Take to Downtown Streets 2018-07-15 [WESA]

Gateway teachers union requests fact-finding process with Labor Relations Board 2018-07-14 [Trib Live]

Lehigh Valley workers join in strike threat at Exxon Mobil research plant 2018-07-13 [Morning Call]

Bernie Sanders on John Fetterman, Pittsburgh politics and the rising tide of Democratic Socialism 2018-07-13 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Arbitrator Restores Benefits for Philadelphia Union Oil Workers 2018-07-11 [Legal Intelligencer]

Wilkes-Barre Labor Council assists with letter carriers food drive 2018-06-29 [Citizens' Voice]

Local union members weigh in on Janus impact locally 2018-06-29 [Tribune-Democrat]

PA AFL-CIO Explains GOP Endorsement 2018-06-26 [Wash Free Beacon]

Pittsburgh Glass Works in East Deer delays shutdown 2018-06-26 [Trib Live]

Union workers hold rally in Reading 2018-06-26 [Reading Eagle]

Dallas teachers ordered back to work 2018-06-21 [PA Home Page]

Univ Pitt’s grad-student union joins three other universities in the state that are fighting the same union-busting law firm 2018-06-19 [The Nation]

President, vice president of Pittsburgh teachers union arrested at Harrisburg rally 2018-06-14 [WPXI]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]