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Utah nurse reaches $500,000 settlement in dispute over her arrest for blocking cop from drawing blood from patient 2017-11-05 [The Salt Lake Tribune]

Thousands gather to reclaim Chinese railroad workers' place in history 2019-05-11 [NBC]

Civil rights champion Dolores Huerta discusses importance of local activism at WSU event 2018-09-26 [Standard-Examiner]

ICE raid has chilling effect on Moab workers, police chief says 2018-08-27 [Salt Lake Tribune]

State Auditor calls for Legislature to boost public employee pay, scale back benefits 2018-01-04 [Salt Lake Tribune]

Agency that investigates job discrimination under scrutiny 2017-12-26 [Albany Times Union]

Sex workers talk about the personal, practical and political aspects of their jobs 2017-11-17 [Salt Lake Tribune]

Labor unions, teachers rally for public schools 2017-07-30 [Salt Lake Tribune]

Utah Teachers Sue To Block Online Access To Past Discipline Records 2017-07-14 [Workers Independent News]

Rio Tinto Kennecott Reaches Labor Contract Agreement with Four Unions 2017-04-06 [UT Biz]

Lawmaker attacks UTA spending on ‘union-busting’ consultants 2017-01-26 [Salt Lake Tribune]

Union-busting consultants charged UTransAuth $46,700 2016-11-03 [Salt Lake Tribune]

Firm tied to polygamous group denies new child labor charges 2016-09-23 [Albany Times Union]

Judge to consider penalties in polygamous child labor case 2016-09-16 [Albany Times Union]

Not the 19th century: Company tied to polygamous group used child labor 2016-09-01 [Albany Times Union]

Senator Hatch misrepresents unions 2016-05-07 [St Louis Trib]

Judge weighing child labor case tied to polygamous group 2016-01-28 [Albany Times Union]

Feds: polygamous group's kids worked regularly on pecan farm 2015-12-24 [Albany Times Union]

PCEA supports ski patrol union 2015-12-06 [Park Record]

Joe Hill, revered labor hero to many, murderer to others, to be honored on 100th anniversary For more info 2015-09-05 [USNews&WldRpt]

100,000 pro-union protesters were shipped into Wisconsin, Scott Walker says 2015-08-03 [PolitiFact Wisconsin]

Teamsters picket on behalf of Gold Cross employees 2015-07-28 [Good4Utah]

Construction companies ordered to pay workers nearly $2 million in back wages 2015-06-04 [FOX]

Polygamous group fined in child labor investigation 2015-05-14 [Times Union]

Utahns celebrate labor achievements at May Day rally in Salt Lake City 2015-05-04 [Salt Lake Tribune]

Study: One of every three farmworkers is undocumented immigrant 2015-03-27 [Salt Lake Tribune]

Minimum wage is a women's issue 2015-02-18 [Park Record]

Governor orders criminal probe, workplace safety investigation of Stericycle 2014-09-26 [Deseret News]

Living history: Working women fought for their rights 2014-08-31 [Salt Lake Tribune]

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]