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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]

SCOTUS ruling could be blow to labor unions 2015-07-01 [Times Argus]

Ben & Jerry’s commits to work with dairy workers toward agreement to adopt Milk with Dignity Program 2015-06-23 [CIW]

Unions question Uber's labor relations 2015-06-16 [Burlington Free Press]

 VIDEO NEW VIDEO. VT dairy workers launch official Milk with Dignity video 2015-06-01 [CIW]

FairPoint to Close Call Center, Cutting Dozens of Jobs 2015-05-17 [Valley News]

Farmworkers Call on Ben & Jerry's to Stand Up for Dairy Workers' Rights in Supply Chain! 2015-05-01 [Migrant Justice]

Activists Battle Democratic Governor for Single-Payer Health Care 2015-04-27 [TruthOut]

Union Members Face Multiple Threats After Single Payer Setback 2015-04-23 [CounterPunch]

Workers Protest Proposed State Labor Cuts 2015-04-12 [VPR]

This month in labour history

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

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

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

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

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

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]