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VT Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease for Third Year in a Row 2019-02-21 [Insurance Jrnl]

What Paraeducators and School Bus Drivers Learned When They Almost Went on Strike 2018-11-10 [Labour Notes]

Caledonia Central Supervisory Union Lawyer Responds To Union Labor Board Complaint 2018-10-18 [Caledonian Record]

Vermont delegation backs postal workers in opposing privatization 2018-10-11 [VTDigger]

Union Claims Howard Center Tried to Stifle Federal Investigation 2018-09-26 [Seven Days]

AG issues Advisory on dues related to public unions 2018-08-10 [Biz]

Striking Nurses Want A Raise for Nonunion Workers Too 2018-08-03 [Labour Notes]

Unionized Consolidated Communications Workers Authorize Strike 2018-07-27 [NPR]

AFL-CIO leaves Vermont labor coalition in dispute over lobbying 2018-07-23 [The Digger]

Bernie Sanders' Senate campaign, office throw weight behind nurses during strike 2018-07-16 [Burlington Free Press]

#RedforMed: 1,800 nurses are on strike demanding their hospital put patients over profits 2018-07-16 [In These Times]

Univ VT Med Ctr nurses back at work after 2-day strike 2018-07-15 [Press-Republican]

1,800 Vermont Nurses Are On Strike Demanding Their Hospital Put Patients Over Profits 2018-07-15 [Truth Out]

Nurses Picket as Strike Starts at UVM Medical Center 2018-07-13 [Seven Days]

Univ VT Med Ctr nurses strike: Day 1 brings feisty rhetoric from union, hospital touts quality care 2018-07-12 [Burlington Free Press]

7 ways Bernie Sanders blasted UVM Medical Center at nurses' union news conference 2018-07-07 [Burlington Free Press]

UVM Medical Center Nurses to Hold Official Strike Vote 2018-06-08 [Seven Days]

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]

This month in labour history

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]