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800 Oak Ridge workers reject medical center contract 2017-11-14 [WVLT]

 VIDEO Univ TN faculty say outsourcing won't work 2017-10-17 [Knoxville News Sentinel]

Worker fired for sitting during the national anthem 2017-10-11 [Salon]

“A Huge Victory”: Tennessee Electrolux Workers Secure First Contract 2017-09-24 [Workers Independent News]

First union contract for Memphis Electrolux plant includes raises, worker safeguards 2017-09-21 [USA Today]

This Labor Day, Remember That Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign Was for Workers’ Rights 2017-09-04 [Common Dreams]

 VIDEO Hundreds of Cold War nuclear plant workers seek medical compensation info 2017-08-18 [Knoxville News Sentinel]

Central Labor Council of Nashville endorses Wendy’s Boycott 2017-08-17 [CIW]

Communications Workers Protest Tennessee, JLL Privatization Scheme 2017-08-10 [Workers Independent News]

Decades Later, Sanitation Workers Rewarded For Role In Civil Rights Movement 2017-07-31 [NHPR]

Forty years after Memphis sanitation strike, workers finally win pension boost 2017-07-26 [NY Times]

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote 2017-07-25 [The Financial Post]

Amid Trump's immigration crackdown, demand for migrant workers increases in Tennessee 2017-07-18 [Tennesseean]

Nissan, UAW agree on union vote at southern US auto plant 2017-07-18 [Yahoo]

1968 issues still haunt Memphis sanitation workers union 2017-07-17 [The Commercial Appeal]

UAW says Supreme Court action bolsters Volkswagen case 2017-06-24 [ABC]

Transit Workers Take the Driver's Seat in 'Right-to-Work' Tennessee 2017-06-23 [Labor Notes]

UAW says Supreme Court action bolsters Volkswagen case 2017-06-23 [Daily Progress]

National Union Leader to have intervention with Memphis VA Medical Center 2017-06-13 [FOX]

Memphis will help workers pay off their student loans 2017-06-10 [FOX]

Chattanooga VW plant impacted by bill seeking to reverse micro-unions 2017-05-27 [Times Free Press]

NLRB files complaint against VW over practices at Tennessee plant 2017-05-13 [Reuters]

Unfair labor practices charged at Volkswagen’s US plant 2017-05-13 [Washington Post]

UAW tells shareholders that Volkswagen must stop union busting 2017-05-11 [IndustriALL]

Tell Volkswagen to Stop Its Anti-Union Campaign 2017-05-09 [AFL-CIO]

UAW accuses VW of stalling on labor negotiations 2017-04-27 [Detroit News]

Global support for workers at VW Chattanooga plant 2017-04-25 [IndustriALL]

Non-tenure track faculty move forward with petition to unionize 2017-04-18 [Vanderbilt Hustler]

Global support for workers at VW Chattanooga plant 2017-04-13 [IndustriALL]

Local workers rights advocates protest actions by Nissan 2017-04-02 [WKRN]

Unions lead protest outside Nissan dealership in Nashville 2017-04-02 [Tennessean]

City workers protest impasse ordinance 2017-03-19 [Commercial Appeal]

 VIDEO Memphis City Employee Unions Rally 2017-03-19 [Local Memphis]

Protesters support workers fired over immigration strike 2017-03-09 [Fox]

Fight For $15 Sues Memphis PD For Illegal Surveillance, Intimidation 2017-03-03 [WIN]

Scores of Workers Fired After Participating in ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protest 2017-02-22 [Fortune]

Workers fired after participating in *A Day Without Immigrants* strike 2017-02-19 [NBC]

Workers seek to bring union to Nissan's U.S. plants 2017-01-30 [USA Today]

Campus Workers Unmask Scheme To Privatize All Public State Property 2016-10-04 [Labor Notes]

NLRB issues labor complaint against TN-based Community Health Systems 2016-10-01 [Becker's]

Electrolux workers in Memphis vote for union representation 2016-10-01 [AP]

Electrolux workers in Memphis vote for union representation 2016-09-29 [Daily Progress]

Workers at Electrolux Memphis factory vote for union 2016-09-28 [Commercial Appeal]

Anti-union union falters at VW 2016-09-25 [Labor Notes]

Business-Backed ‘Anti-Union Union’ Falters at Volkswagen 2016-09-25 [Labor Notes]

Non-union union at Volkswagen plant loses certification 2016-09-23 [Detroit Free Press]

Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representation 2016-09-23 [Reuters]

VW Appeals NLRB Ruling Ordering Collective Bargaining With UAW Local 42 2016-09-02 [Workers Independent News]

Volkswagen files appeal of UAW ruling 2016-09-02 [Albany Times Union]

VW ordered to bargain with UAW, skilled-trades workers at U.S. plant 2016-09-02 [Automotive News]

This month in labour history

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]

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]

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]

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]

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