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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]

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]

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

3-08-1981 The PATCO strike begins, effectively shutting down air travel in the US. 2 days later President Reagan fired 11,000 air traffic controllers and broke the union. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [more]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [more]

10-08-1935 Transport workers in New York descend on a courthouse with money from their own pockets to bail out Mike Quill, their president, arrested after attending a picket line. [more]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [more]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

25-08-1950 President Truman ordered the federal government to seize control of the railroads in order to prevent a planned strike by 1.7m union members. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [more]

29-08-1921 West Virginia miners marching to free their imprisoned comrades face state forces and private detectives in the five-day "Battle of Blair Mountain." [more]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]