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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]

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]

State to union: Layoffs may be required 2015-02-13 [Rutland Herald]

Left-wing activists say lack of transparency in contract w/ Jonathan Gruber is inappropriate 2015-01-31 [Breitbart]

Union membership rises, bucks trend 2015-01-29 [The Free Press]

'No' vote will stand in early educators union election 2015-01-28 [VT Digger]

After Narrow Loss, Pro-Union Child Care Workers Object To Vote Count 2015-01-07 [VPR]

Anti-union childcare workers beat out AFT in union vote; received $2000 from anonymous donor 2014-12-10 [VT Digger]

NEA donates more than $12,000 to striking Fairpoint workers 2014-12-09 [The Banner]

What's Happening At FairPoint? 2014-12-05 [VPR]

VTC layoffs announced 2014-12-03 [Bennington Banner]

Converting a Union Skeptic--Audra Rondeau wasn't a fan of labor groups—then home-care workers in her state organized, and she gave them a second chance 2014-12-03 [The Atlantic]

St. Mike's Adjuncts Vote To Join Union 2014-12-02 [Seven Days]

FairPoint and strikers trade accusations 2014-10-29 [Burlington Free Press]

Child care organizing is in full swing 2014-10-19 [AFT]

This month in labour history

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]

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

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

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [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]