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Raises delayed for R.I. home-care workers 2018-08-31 [Providence Jrnl]

UNAP OKs 5-year deal with Rhode Island Hospital 2018-08-23 [Providence Jrnl]

Center for Freedom & Prosperity pushes employees to leave their unions 2018-08-21 [Newport RI]

Eastland Food workers ratify first union contract and join UFCW Local 328 2018-08-19 [Uprise RI]

Union Election Invigorates Rhode Island Nurse Strike 2018-08-04 [Labor Notes]

Union Election Invigorates Rhode Island Nurse Strike 2018-08-03 [Labour Notes]

As Lifespan union members return to work, some talk of a second strike 2018-07-28 [The Journal]

Hospital strike is over, but unionized workers remain locked out 2018-07-27 [The Journal]

Nurse strike causing influx of patients to other area hospitals 2018-07-26 [Health Finance]

Service changes ahead of strike at RI Hospital, Hasbro 2018-07-23 [WPRI]

Hotel workers picket Omni Providence for fair wages, reasonable workloads and affordable health care 2018-07-22 [Uprise RI]

 VIDEO Hasbro patient's mom supports nurses as they prepare to strike 2018-07-22 [WPRI]

Other hospitals preparing for possible patient surge during RI Hospital nursing strike 2018-07-21 [WPRI]

Nurses authorize strike starting Monday 2018-07-20 [The Times-Union]

Talks between Lifespan, nurses union stall as strike looms 2018-07-19 [WPRI]

Hospitals Hire Temp Workers In Anticipation of Strike 2018-07-18 [RIPR]

Nurses Union Rejects Lifespan Contract, Issues Strike Notice 2018-07-14 [RI NPR]

Unions Picket Rhode Island Tax Credit Project 2018-07-05 [Go Local Prov]

Brown University graduate employees sign landmark union agreement with administration 2018-06-22 [Uprise RI]

Brown and Grad Student Union Agree On Representation Election 2018-06-22 [RIPR]

Union Can Arbitrate Workers Rights to Reinstatement 2018-05-16 [Work Comp Cntrl]

Museum of Work and Culture celebrates textile workers 2018-04-28 [The Chronicle]

Labor organizations rally against wage theft and employee misclassification Station Row project in Providence 2018-04-23 [Uprise RI]

East Greenwich firefighters union files third lawsuit against the town 2018-04-01 [RICentral]

Firefighters sue East Greenwich in federal court alleging fair labor violations in overtime 2018-03-27 [Providence Jrnl]

Governor, unions reach tentative agreement on pay raises 2018-03-09 [Providence Jrnl]

Having won paid sick leave fight, Rhode Island progressives look to $15 minimum wage law 2018-02-10 [In These Times ]

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees fears University stalling talks on grad student unionization 2018-02-02 [Brown Daily Herald]

3-day strike by Providence hospice workers is over 2017-12-09 [The Herald]

Warwick teachers OK contracts by ‘wide margin,’ ending 2-year labor dispute 2017-11-23 [Providence Jrnl]

Fired East Greenwich firefighter testifies he is victim of retaliation 2017-09-21 [Providence Jrnl]

Teachers union ads seek public support amid veto-override effort 2017-09-12 [Providence Jrnl]

Prostitution decriminalized: Rhode Island’s experiment 2017-08-04 [Newsworks]

Training School Union Says, My Fear is that Someone Will Die 2017-07-29 [Go Local]

Food service workers at Rhode Island's Twin River Casino have reached a tentative deal with management on a new contract 2017-06-10 [USNews]

Westerly Laborers Union petition seeks local say on new contract 2017-06-04 [Westerly Sun]

UNITE HERE Casino Union Threatens Strike Over Healthcare Benefits 2017-06-01 [Casino]

Casino workers warn of potential strike 2017-05-31 [WPRI]

Casino workers protest health-care hikes 2017-05-31 [Providence Jrnl]

Graduate student unionization affiliation vote closes 2017-03-22 [Brown Daily Herald]

Cranston school food service workers vote to unionize 2017-02-22 [Providence Jrnl]

Unions Gained Representation of 6,000 new Workers in 2016 2017-01-31 [RI NPR]

Hospital nurses, staff vote to issue strike threat 2016-12-14 [timesunion]

Some Warwick teachers balk at electronic grading 2016-11-06 [Providence Jrnl]

Unions for green jobs: Why organized labor is getting behind offshore wind 2016-10-16 [Christian Science Monitor]

Health-care union ads cite problems with R.I. owner's California hospitals 2016-10-14 [Providence Jrnl]

Tentative agreement in place with Pawtucket school lunch workers 2016-09-23 [Valley Breeze]

Warwick Teachers Picket Against Lagging Contract, Troubled School Consolidation 2016-09-13 [Warwick Post]

Brown University says it will comply with ruling that grad students can unionize 2016-08-25 [Providence Jrnl]

Verizon challenges striking R.I. workers access to jobless benefits 2016-05-20 [Providence Jrnl]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]