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Port Of Charleston Drivers Vote To Join Teamsters Local 509 2017-12-16 [Teamsters]

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike 2017-09-14 [Vice]

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike 2017-09-13 [Vice]

Lawsuits seek more pay for fired V.C. Summer workers, saying they deserved more notice before layoffs 2017-08-27 [Post and Courier]

 VIDEO SC county admin resigns after telling EMS workers they can kill themselves if they did not like their jobs 2017-08-15 [NBC]

 VIDEO Admin who told EMS workers they can kill themselves if they didn't like job will resign 2017-08-15 [CBS]

Richland County administrator resigns after telling EMS workers to kill themselves if unhappy For more info 2017-08-15 [CBS]

Fired nuclear construction workers crash State House 2017-08-04 [The State]

Study finds Charleston's hospitality workers are overburdened by high cost of parking downtown 2017-07-31 [Post and Courier]

How workers, teachers will see retirement plans change 2017-07-30 [The State]

Charleston workers renew region's ties to Highlander Center 2017-07-20 [Facing South]

Boeing factory where Trump touted jobs is laying off workers 2017-06-24 [Chicago Tribune]

Boeing factory where Trump delivered jobs speech to lay off 200 workers 2017-06-23 [CNN]

Upstate workers lose jobs, case reported as possible human trafficking 2017-06-13 [WYFF]

Worker shortage puts a pinch on restaurants 2017-06-11 [The State]

Minimum-wage poultry workers awarded $600,000 in back pay 2017-05-31 [Charlotte Observer]

After failed union vote, Boeing hails Trump visit to plant 2017-02-18 [Bluffton Today]

Crushing defeat likely last shot for Machinists union at Boeing's North Charleston campus -- at least for awhile 2017-02-18 [Post and Courier]

Boeing Workers in South Carolina Reject a Union 2017-02-16 [NY Times]

Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject union 2017-02-16 [Reuters]

Boeing Employees Vote Against Unionizing 2017-02-16 [NPR]

SC Boeing Workers Voting Yes Or No On IAM Representation 2017-02-15 [WIN]

Trump visits Boeing plant in South Carolina just ahead of close union vote for IAM representation 2017-02-14 [NY Times]

Union Vote at Boeing Plant Tests Labor’s Sway Under Trump 2017-02-14 [NYTimes]

Boeing Floods Airwaves in Union Grudge Match 2017-02-14 [Bloomberg]

Boeing workers, Machinists rally ahead of S.C. unionization vote 2017-02-13 [KOMO News]

Boeing, machinists face off over union at South Carolina plant 2017-02-13 [Reuters]

What you need to know about the Boeing vote 2017-02-13 [Post and Courier]

Sign the Solidarity Pledge to stand with working people at Boeing 2017-02-12 [AFLCIO]

How a union vote in Charleston could change the labor movement in the South 2017-02-12 [Talk Poverty]

One of the Most Important Union Fights in Years Is Happening in South Carolina Right Now 2017-02-03 [Vice]

ILA mechanics union shuts down Port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal 2017-01-29 [Post and Courier]

IAM Files For Election For Nearly 3000 South Carolina Boeing Workers 2017-01-23 [WIN]

With union vote imminent, Boeing and organized labor trade barbs 2017-01-21 [Post and Courier]

Boeing's North Charleston workers to vote on union representation 2017-01-20 [Post and Courier]

Hyman's Seafood in Charleston settles $1M lawsuit over tips 2016-12-18 [Albany Times Union]

Port Workers To Participate In Global Strike 2016-07-07 [Fits News]

Boeing's shameful attacks on its South Carolina employees rights will not go unchallenged Washington 2016-06-17 [AFL-CIO]

Lexington farm pays $1M fine for hiring illegal workers 2016-03-27 [Post and Courier]

Nuclear workers say they were retaliated against for exposing wrongdoing 2016-03-13 [The State]

Compton teachers call in sick for the second time in a week, and students follow suit 2016-02-27 [KPCC]

'Fight For 15' Protest Group Marched Outside GOP Debate 2016-02-14 [Town Hall]

Workers take a stand for higher pay at SC Raising Wages Summit 2016-02-07 [CBS]

Workers must take a stand for better wages 2016-02-05 [Post and Courier]

North Carolina no longer least unionized state in the nation 2016-01-30 [Indy Week]

S.C. union membership falls in ’15, now lowest rate in the nation 2016-01-29 [Post and Courier]

Charleston Workers March For Higher Wages Outside The Democratic Debate 2016-01-18 [Think Progress]

ArborGen workers awarded $53.5M in compensation suit 2015-12-30 [Post and Courier]

Boeing points at Delta union campaign to dissuade SC workers from joining Machinists 2015-12-17 [Puget Sound Biz Jrnl]

Boeing, union leaders engage in spirited debate via Facebook 2015-11-17 [Puget Sound Biz Jnl]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]