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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]

Trump’s Labor Board Likely to Strip Auto Workers of Southern Victory 2018-01-14 [Labour Notes]

Unemployment insurance rates drop 2018-01-05 [Times Free Press]

Court sends VW Chattanooga case back to Trump labor board for *reconsideration* 2017-12-27 [Times Free Press]

Volkswagen, labor union clash over request involving Chattanooga plant 2017-12-23 [Times Free Press]

Music City Unions Mobilize against ALEC 2017-12-23 [Labor Notes]

Santas on strike! Protesters say Walmart is a Grinch 2017-12-19 [KING5]

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]

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

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

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

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

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

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [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]