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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]

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]

NLRB:Volkswagen Must Bargain With Local 42 In Chattanooga 2016-09-01 [Workers Independent News]

UAW to represent workers at Magna plant 2016-08-25 [The Globe and Mail]

Former Cleanup Workers Blame Illnesses on Toxic Coal Ash Exposures 2016-07-25 [Truth Out]

UAW says Volkswagen reneged on deal to recognize union 2016-06-22 [OAOA]

Bordeaux nursing facility workers still waiting for deal 2016-06-03 [Tennessean]

Kroger and union workers reach tentative agreement 2016-05-26 [WCYB]

NLRB files complaint against VW on row with UAW 2016-04-28 [Reuters]

NLRB accuses Volkswagen of unfair practices 2016-04-28 [LA Times]

Volkswagon is trying to block union in Tennesee where it once pledged to stay neutral 2016-04-26 [NY Times]

Volkswagen Reverses Course on Union at Tennessee Plant 2016-04-26 [NY Times]

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]