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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]

Trumka in Memphis: We’re Reaching for that Mountaintop 2018-04-07 [AFL-CIO]

James Hoffa, Teamsters union target XPO Logistic's Memphis facility, worker complaints 2018-04-05 [Commercial Appeal]

The Memphis Sanitation Workers, 50 Years Later 2018-04-05 [NPR]

When MLK Was Killed, He Was In Memphis Fighting For Economic Justice 2018-04-05 [NPR]

1,000 Words: The sanitation workers 2018-04-05 [MN Pub Radio]

Public workers worried that TN billioniare gov is taking another run at them 2018-04-04 [Intercept]

The Economic Injustices of Memphis in Five Charts 2018-04-04 [City Lab]

Memphis, unions remain deadlocked over pay increases 2018-03-30 [Commercial Appeal]

How Memphis Gave Up on Dr. King’s Dream 2018-03-30 [NYTimes]

How a Scrappy Campus Union Saved Tennessee From Privatization 2018-03-21 [In These Times]

With new center in Nashville, painters union hopes to recruit Latino construction workers 2018-03-19 [Tennessean]

TVA investigating after two contract workers burned at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant 2018-03-19 [WRCB]

How to grow a union in an anti-union state 2018-02-27 [Marketplace]

Activists march to Memphis City Hall for $15 minimum wage 2018-02-13 [Commercial Appeal]

Fight For $15: Fast food workers protest for higher minimum wage in Memphis 2018-02-13 [WREG]

Workers vow to continue the fight for higher wages and union rights 2018-02-12 [WXYZ]

The Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike 2018-02-08 [Missed in History Class]

Worker centers show a new way for immigrants to score wins 2018-02-07 [Catholic Philly]

Ellison, Local 120 Join Together to Honor Waste Workers 2018-02-02 [Teamsters]

Sanitation Workers Took Trucks Off The Road To Honor 2 Killed 50 Years Ago In Memphis 2018-02-02 [NPR]

Moment of silence set to honor Memphis sanitation workers 2018-01-31 [The Times-Union]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]