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In Rare Move, Senate Committee Rejects Gov Scott Labor Board Appointee 2018-05-10 [Seven Days VT]

Gov Scott Welcomes Concession by Teachers Union 2018-04-14 [VNews]

Administration responds to teacher union call for statewide health insurance 2018-04-14 [VTBiz]

Union Slams Scott Administration Over Prescription Drug Changes 2018-04-04 [Seven Days]

Gov Scott wins final ruling in negotiations with state employees 2018-04-01 [VT Digger]

How migrant workers took on Ben & Jerry's – and won a historic agreement 2018-02-25 [Guardian]

Univ VT union criticizes obsession with image, and larger classes, fewer faculty 2018-02-05 [VT Digger]

Union can help secure higher ed’s future 2018-01-29 [The Digger]

Traffic Stop Of Migrant Workers Raises Questions About Policing Policy 2017-12-20 [VPR]

Roll back of overtime rule would hit 25,000 Vermonters 2017-10-24 [VT Biz]

Migrant Justice Advances Milk with Dignity Campaign 2017-10-03 [Talking Union]

Univ VT hits contract stalemate with faculty union 2017-09-13 [VT Digger]

Burlington teachers vote to strike 2017-09-10 [Burlington Free Press]

Bernie Sanders whips up Middlebury crowd, joins in condemnation of Trump's DACA decision 2017-09-08 [Addison Cty Independent]

Bristol police officers join New England PBA 2017-08-22 [Addison Cty Independent]

Former Union President Embraces Right-to-Work 2017-08-19 [Inside Sources]

Burlington, S. Burlington school boards reject mediator reports 2017-07-29 [Burlington Free Press]

National Grid, union sign MOU for Granite State Power Link 2017-07-07 [Vermont Business]

Ben & Jerry's protested by dairy workers who want better pay 2017-06-20 [CBS]

Border Patrol Arrests Two Mexican Farm Workers 2017-06-20 [Seven Days]

Dairy farm workers, activists march on Ben & Jerry’s For more info 2017-06-18 [Boston Globe]

Farm workers protest Ben & Jerry’s 2017-06-18 [Boston Herald]

Hundreds of teachers, allies protest Gov Scott health care plan 2017-05-18 [VT Digger]

Teachers: Governor health plan assault on unions 2017-05-17 [FOX]

Teachers Union Fights Gov Scott Contract 2017-04-22 [Valley News]

Workers comp expansion getting chance in state senate 2017-04-12 [VT Diggers]

Southern Vermonter Lends A Hand To Migrant Workers 2017-04-01 [VPR]

About 100 Protest Detention of Vermont Farm Worker Advocates 2017-03-28 [US News and World Report]

Immigration Attacks Migrant Worker Organizers 2017-03-19 [Talking Union]

Unions line up against Labor-Commerce merger 2017-02-02 [VT Digger]

Commission on Women celebrates 100th signer to Vermont equal pay compact 2017-01-28 [VTdigger]

The History of Class Struggle in Vermont: From Socialism to the American Plan 2016-12-31 [CRG]

Rutland teachers continue to press safety-related issues 2016-12-20 [VT Digger]

Support staff at UVM Medical Ctr seek to unionize 2016-12-09 [VT Digger]

Details released in Burlington teachers contract 2016-10-25 [Burlington Free Press]

Burlington teachers union files unfair labor practice charge with state Labor Board 2016-10-19 [Vermont Biz]

Burlington teachers file charges against school board 2016-10-15 [VT Digger]

Union: Vermont slow to improve workplace safety 2016-08-04 [Metro]

House to vote soon major labor law changes 2016-03-21 [VT Digger]

State employees union requests police protection for Vermont DCF workers 2015-11-19 [WPTZ]

Unfair labor practice charges filed by union against Porter Medical Center 2015-10-27 [Vermont Biz]

Settlement Reached In Bennington College Labor Dispute 2015-10-18 [VPR]

Internal labor dispute at govt employees union may go to court 2015-09-10 [VT Digger]

Crossing Guards for Sanders? Burlington Man Says 'Go' 2015-09-05 [Seven Days]

Group Aims to Launch a Vermont 'Political Revolution' 2015-09-05 [Seven Days]

Supervisory union-wide contract for teachers ratified 2015-08-29 [Times Argus]

Barre enters into multiple union talks 2015-08-14 [Times Argus]

State employees remember Lara Sobel's commitment to children 2015-08-11 [VT Digger]

State judiciary workers file unfair labor practices complaint 2015-08-08 [VT Digger]

Farm Labor Groups Make Progress on Wages and Working Conditions 2015-07-04 [NYTimes]

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]

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

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

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]