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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]

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

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]