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Trump NLRB Cancels UAW Vote at Volkswagen in Chattanooga 2019-05-23 [Payday Report]

UAW trying to organize Volkswagen Chattanooga plant amid battle for new union election 2019-05-18 [Times Free Press]

Action filed that could clear the way for UAW vote at Volkswagen 2019-05-11 [WRCB]

Trump NLRB Places Hold on Union Election at VW as UAW Cries Foul 2019-05-04 [Payday Report]

Trump NLRB grants VW request to hold Chattanooga unionization 2019-05-04 [Commercial Appeal]

TN governor and Volkswagen give middle finger to workers 2019-05-04 [Facing South]

Trump Labor Board Postpones VW Vote while Company Manufactures Climate of Fear 2019-05-04 [Labor Notes]

Anti-union campaign gears up at VW including Gov Lee captive audience visit 2019-05-01 [WDEF]

UAW Accuses Tenn. Gov of Hypocrisy in Anti-Union Remarks at VW Plant 2019-05-01 [Payday Report]

Governor leads anti-union captive audience meeting at V 2019-04-30 [Labor Notes]

Governor Leads Anti-Union Captive Audience Meeting at VW 2019-04-30 [Labour Notes]

Volkswagen Launches “Passive-Aggressive” Anti-Union Campaign As Dark Money Floods into Chattanooga For more info 2019-04-24 [Payday Report]

Punching In: Volkswagen Looks to Pump Brakes on Union Vote 2019-04-22 [Bloomberg]

Volkswagen Abandons Union Neutrality with Anti-UAW Letter 2019-04-19 [Labour Notes]

Trump NLRB postpones VW union vote decision at least 7 days 2019-04-18 [WDEF]

International Chemical Workers Union Council seeks to organize Eastman workers 2019-04-12 [Kingsport Times]

Presidential Candidates Should Debate Union Rights in Chattanooga 2019-04-12 [The Nation]

Third Time’s the Charm? UAW Announces New Election at Volkswagen 2019-04-12 [Labor Notes]

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen plant petition to join union 2019-04-11 [Daily Herald]

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen plant petition to join union 2019-04-11 [Canada.com]

Memphis Leaders And City Union Workers Hit Impasse In Negotiations 2019-03-31 [Local Memphis]

IUPAT Calls on SKANSKA to Pay Workers 2019-03-22 [BWI]

Electrolux tells employees they must ride out sinking ship to get severance pay 2019-03-04 [CBS News 3 Memphis]

Flowers Foods $9M Misclassification Settlement Gets Nod 2019-03-01 [Bloomberg]

Hedge fund guts Gannett newspapers: Then takes profits from their land 2019-02-17 [Gazette]

Construction workers rally for unpaid wages 2019-02-06 [News Channel 5]

Local federal workers hold protest in downtown Memphis 2019-01-26 [Memphis Biz Jrnl]

IndustriALL suspends global agreement with Volkswagen 2019-01-21 [IndustriALL]

1,000 Memphis IRS workers ordered back to the tax processing center on Getwell Road 2019-01-19 [Commercial Appeal]

Lawmakers Call for House to Investigate XPO After Memphis Workers’ Miscarriages 2018-12-05 [NYTimes]

Nashville police union: Amazon getting 'corporate welfare' 2018-12-01 [News 1130]

TN drywall workers win unpaid overtime in DOL settlement 2018-11-23 [Lawyers and Settlements]

Poisoned Kingston disaster workers still searching for justice a decade later 2018-11-14 [Knox News]

Coal Ash Kills Workers. Trump Kills Coal Ash Regulations 2018-11-10 [TNR]

Tennessee Approves 19 Percent Decrease in Workers’ Comp Rates 2018-11-09 [Insurance Jrnl]

Jury: Jacobs Engineering endangered Kingston disaster clean-up workers 2018-11-08 [Knox News]

TVA contractor promoted manager who was supposed to keep sickened Kingston workers safe 2018-10-31 [Knox News]

Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination 2018-10-22 [NYTimes]

Health effects from radiation exposure in former uranium production workers at Mallinckrodt 2018-09-21 [ORISE]

They treat us like mules: Nashville construction workers cry for site safety 2018-09-18 [Guardian]

Nashville construction workers rally for unpaid wages outside Marriott 2018-08-21 [NBC]

Construction workers rally for unpaid wages outside Marriott 2018-08-21 [NBC]

Construction workers protest outside JW Marriott 2018-08-21 [Tennesssean]

Tennessee Needs Unions 2018-07-06 [Tennessee Tribune]

Nashville Painters Aim To Build Immigrant Base 2018-06-16 [Labour Notes]

Nashville union workers protest company contracted by Metro Nashville over safety 2018-05-03 [FOX ]

Women's rights, labor activists step up pressure on Memphis warehouse operator 2018-05-03 [The Commercial Appeal]

TN: Bus Drivers Union Sues CARTA Over Limits on Speaking to Board 2018-04-20 [Mass Transit]

Bus drivers union sues CARTA over limits on speaking to board 2018-04-19 [Times Free Press]

Building Bridges: Rekindling the Revolutionary King's Ideas and Activism on this 50th Year Since his Martyrdom! For more info 2018-04-12 [WBAI Radio]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]