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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]

Appeals court rules against Milwaukee County in retirement dispute with more than 600 workers 2017-11-10 [Journal Sentinel]

Wisconsin Juvenile Prison Failing Both Workers And Inmates 2017-11-06 [Workers Independent News]

Prisons shed temporary workers after limits are put on their pay 2017-11-04 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Organizations ready for strike if immigration bill continues through legislature 2017-11-03 [WMTV]

Can ironworker Randy Bryce really take down Paul Ryan? 2017-10-30 [Mother Jones]

Even with plethora of job openings, some workers struggle to find employment 2017-10-16 [WI State Jrnl]

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]