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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]

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]

This month in labour history

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]

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

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

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

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]