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Fast food workers, home care providers hold strike for union rights: Part of national Fight for $15 movement for workers rights 2018-10-04 [Biz Times]

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka: On November 6 we’re going to have one hell of a party — a Scott Walker retirement party 2018-09-26 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Ron Gregory: Will state's educators remember in November? 2018-09-23 [Herald-Dispatch]

ACLU wins battle over health insurance coverage for transgender workers 2018-09-19 [ACLU]

86'd, a support group for restaurant workers, is starting 2018-08-30 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

In A Reversal, Wisconsin To Cover State Workers Seeking Transgender Treatment 2018-08-30 [NPR]

Union ironworker Bryce wins congressional primary 2018-08-17 [Daily Reporter]

Trane and workers agree on contract, strike ends 2018-08-16 [WIZM]

Strike Continues At Trane Over Wages, Overtime Requirements For Workers 2018-08-15 [Wi PR]

Scott Walker broke the unions. Now he says he’s the ‘education governor’ 2018-08-01 [Politico]

Poultry processing workers face injuries in Wisconsin, nationwide 2018-07-16 [LaCrosse Tribune]

Wisconsin farmworker history recognized 2018-07-14 [Chippewa Herald]

The Fall of Wisconsin and the Rise of Randy Bryce 2018-07-09 [New Yorker]

Progressive Populism Can Save Us From Trump 2018-07-08 [NYTimes]

Wachs casts support for union in potential UPS strike 2018-06-14 [WEAU]

1,200 Milwaukee-area AT&T union workers join five-state strike 2018-06-01 [WISC]

Labor unions solidly behind one of their own in Wisconsin governor race 2018-05-18 [1410WIZ]

La Crosse honors Wisconsin workers killed or injured across the state 2018-04-29 [WXOW]

First-ever political campaign staff to unionize? Randy Bryce says yes 2018-04-25 [PoliticFact]

Union wants vote on Kimberly-Clark bill: Senate says not yet 2018-04-19 [WBAY]

When Milwaukee's telephone switchboards were a labor battleground 2018-04-11 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Worker misclassification nets $1.4 million 2018-04-10 [Biz Insurance]

Worker Misclassification Crackdown Nets $1.4 Million 2018-04-05 [Work Comp Cntrl]

Foundries, union sign workplace safety agreement 2018-03-29 [WBAY]

MLK Vignettes: Univ WI student met Martin Luther King on 1962 campus visit 2018-03-24 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Bill prohibits collective bargaining on apprenticeships in certain situations 2018-03-24 [Jrnl Times]

Worker-misclassification fight nets $1.4M 2018-03-17 [Daily Reporter]

Union workers stand up to Northwestern Mutual over job security concerns 2018-03-14 [WDJT]

Office workers union at Northwestern Mutual HQ resists use of temps, change in bargaining rights 2018-03-14 [Biz Journal]

Unions sue to overturn collective bargaining law 2018-02-27 [Chicago Tribune]

Businesses turning to older workers 2018-02-26 [CBS]

State activists gather at Capitol steps Saturday to fight for worker’s rights 2018-02-26 [Daily Cardinal]

Public employees are fewer, paid less in WI than most U.S. states 2018-02-16 [WI Watchdog]

Randy Bryce's campaign isn't just pro-union it's unionized 2018-02-12 [The Nation]

State Supreme Court Rules Against Madison Teachers Inc 2018-02-08 [WORT]

Public worker payroll 4 percent less than national average 2018-02-07 [WI Gazette]

GOP Proposal Would Cut Back Required Family, Medical Leave 2018-02-06 [WPR]

Mercury Marine, labor union agree to new collective bargaining agreement 2018-02-05 [FDL Reporter]

Union Membership Up In Wisconsin After Years Of Decline 2018-01-22 [NPR]

State mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinances 2018-01-11 [Star-Telegram]

GOP Bill Would Prevent Cities and Counties From Enforcing a Wide Variety of Worker Protections 2018-01-11 [WPR]

State mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinances 2018-01-11 [WPXI]

Worker who brought cooler with KKK sticker to city contract site fired, says American Sewer Services 2017-12-12 [Jrnl-Sentinel]

Unions adjust to right-to-work reality 2017-12-11 [Biz Times]

There’s going to be a rally to condemn that shitty city contractor with a KKK sticker on his cooler 2017-12-10 [Milwaukee Record]

American Red Cross pushes its workers too far 2017-12-09 [In These Times ]

Here is what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions 2017-11-21 [CNN]

New study highlights the dire teacher shortage created by Walker’s anti-union law 2017-11-20 [Mother Jones]

Company disputes fine in explosion that killed five workers 2017-11-18 [Albany Times Union]

Union workers face possible cuts to pension plans 2017-11-13 [NBC]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]