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Court sides with Space Needle workers 2017-06-20 [King5]

Pickers at Washington state berry farm approve contract 2017-06-18 [The Island Packet]

Right to know extends to public sector labor talks 2017-06-18 [Yakima Herald]

Bus drivers union sues Spokane Transit Authority over refusal of pro-union bus ad 2017-06-04 [Spokesman-Rev]

Grain terminal, ILWU have smooth labor talks 2017-05-11 [Daily News]

Workers begin to fill collapsed radioactive tunnel at Hanford nuclear reservation 2017-05-11 [Seattle Times]

Hanford Workers Being Told to Take Cover! 2017-05-10 [KEYW]

Tunnel Collapses at Washington Nuclear Waste Plant; No Radiation Released 2017-05-10 [USNews]

Death on the job: Workers and a city they can't afford 2017-05-02 [Seattle PI]

May Day In Seattle 2017: A Guide To Planned Protests, Rallies 2017-04-27 [Seattle Patch]

Kadlec Workers Vote to Join SEIU Union, Will Join Statewide Group 2017-04-22 [Newstalk870am]

Security workers face inequities, religious discrimination from Amazon contractor 2017-04-20 [Real Change]

Thousands of state workers rally to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts 2017-04-20 [Tri-City Herald ]

St Martin's Tenured Faculty Members Unionize 2017-04-17 [Inside Higher Ed]

Union asks appeals court to let workers picket on hospital property 2017-04-13 [Reuters]

Labor and Industries investigates Seattle crane cable accident 2017-04-13 [KING]

Where’s job loss from minimum wage hike? 2017-04-12 [Sequim Gazette]

Federal judge blocks Seattle ride sharing union law 2017-04-06 [Jurist]

Seattle’s landmark Uber pro-union law temporarily blocked by federal judge 2017-04-05 [Geek Wire]

Judge puts Seattle law allowing ride-hailing union on hold 2017-04-05 [Metro]

Seattle teachers vote on 1-day strike 2017-03-31 [KING5]

Older women working on ferries deemed too risky to insure 2017-03-30 [HeraldNet]

Ferry galley workers frustrated by lack of benefits 2017-03-29 [KING]

In Seattle On-Demand Economy Companies Desperately Fighting New Unionization Effort 2017-03-28 [Fisher Phillips]

Boeing plans to lay off 170 workers in region; offers buyouts 2017-03-21 [Herald Net]

Uber Loses Bid To Overturn Seattle Taxi Driver Union Rights Ordinance 2017-03-20 [WIN]

Judge Upholds Uber Driver’s Union Rule in Seattle 2017-03-19 [Fortune]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce sues Seattle a second time over Uber union law 2017-03-11 [Seattle Times]

Boeing gets 1,880 union workers to take voluntary layoffs in Seattle area 2017-03-06 [CNBC]

Teamsters Strike At Noel Canning 2017-02-23 [WIN]

Noel Canning union workers strike for second day over unfair labor practices 2017-02-22 [KAPP]

Noel Canning workers go on strike Monday night 2017-02-21 [Yakima Herald]

7 workers sent to hospital after acid spill at Ferndale refinery 2017-02-12 [KOMO]

Labor Files Friend of the Court Brief Against Muslim Ban 2017-02-08 [Indybay]

Burgerville suspends union activist for eating a bagel 2017-01-14 [nwLaborPress]

Seattle workers welcome higher wages with start of new year 2017-01-03 [MyNW]

Prove them wrong: They are disabled — except on the job 2016-12-18 [Albany Times Union]

New Economy's Amazon.com relies on old-fashioned Wage Theft 2016-12-16 [In These Times]

$5 million settlement over break relief for nurses at St. Joseph 2016-12-13 [The News Tribune]

Lawsuit seeks to extend overtime pay for farm workers 2016-12-10 [Yakima Herald]

Dairy Workers Challenge Their Exemption From Overtime Pay 2016-12-10 [NPR]

WA State AFL-CIO: Workers can win if we stay in the fight 2016-12-01 [WIN]

Workers report possible chemical vapors at nuclear tank farm 2016-12-01 [Star Tribune]

Federal judge orders pilots striking against Amazon back to work 2016-11-24 [NYTimes]

Seattle protesters locked out of Ballard Locks, but still rally against Dakota Access Pipeline 2016-11-16 [Q13FOX]

Labor activists gather to remember the Everett Massacre 2016-11-06 [Herald Net]

Initiative subplot: Fight between union, conservative group 2016-10-24 [Bellingham Herald]

Doomsayers keep getting it wrong about higher minimum wages 2016-10-22 [Bloomberg]

Auburn Medical Center physicians in Tacoma to unionize: 5 things to know 2016-10-21 [Spine Review]

The people who pick your berries will now be represented by a union 2016-10-20 [PRI]

This month in labour history

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

26-06-1894 American Railway Union members begin to refuse to run trains including Pullman cars, until the strike at Pullmans is settled [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]