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Tech Workers Join Calls For Amazon to Improve Working Conditions for Security Guards 2017-08-19 [The Strangler]

Seattle Moves to End Minimum Wage Exemption for Disabled Workers 2017-08-19 [Seattle Weekly]

Strike by Concrete Truck Drivers Threatens Seattle Construction Projects 2017-08-18 [Transport Topics]

Strike by concrete drivers threatens Seattle construction projects 2017-08-17 [The Times]

Braceros Strike After One Worker Dies 2017-08-11 [Am Prospect]

Tests Show Workers At Hanford Nuclear Facility Inhaled Radioactive Plutonium 2017-08-04 [Slashdot]

Judge Sides With Workers, Dismisses Lawsuit Against Seattle Law Allowing Rideshare Drivers To Unionize 2017-08-04 [Workers Independent News]

Judge dismisses challenge to Seattle ridesharing-union law 2017-08-02 [The National Post]

First New Farm Workers Union in Half-Century 2017-07-20 [Foodtank]

Tech Workers Brace For Seattle's Plan to 'Tax The Rich' 2017-07-18 [NPR]

Workers win paid family leave 2017-07-02 [Working WA]

 VIDEO 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]

 VIDEO 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]

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]