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Protest continues following university response to Univ WI graduate student demands 2019-04-24 [Badger Herald]

UW campuses unionized trades employees pursue long, hard fight for a raise 2019-04-21 [Madison]

WI launches workers misclassification task force 2019-04-18 [SIA]

Wisconsin could help workers by raising the overtime threshold 2019-04-09 [WI Budget Project]

John Nichols: Bernie Sanders is running as champion of workers and their unions 2019-04-09 [Cap Times]

In Urging Faculty Not to Unionize, Marquette Cites Catholic Identity 2019-04-04 [Chronicle of Higher Education]

Slate backed by teachers union, Working Families Party sweeps MPS races 2019-04-03 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Harley-Davidson workers in Wisconsin reject new labor contract 2019-04-02 [Reuters]

Harley-Davidson workers hold dinner-break protests over expiring contract 2019-03-27 [WISN]

Stone Creek Coffee workers start voting on union representation 2019-03-19 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Upset with wages and other issues, some Stone Creek Coffee employees want to form a union 2019-03-07 [Jrnl Sentinel]

New WI Gov Evers Touts Proposed Labor Law Changes After Budget Address: Plan Would Repeal RTW, Reinstate Prevailing Wage On State Projects 2019-03-02 [WPR]

Appeals Court Rules that Town’s Ban on Union’s Inflatable Rat Did Not Violate the First Amendment 2019-03-01 [JDSupra]

WI Town Can Prohibit Union's Inflatable Rat Display, Appeals Court Rules 2019-02-18 [Route Fifty]

Wisconsin Nursing Homes Face Funding Shortfalls, Few Workers 2019-02-16 [AP]

Aviation workers protest in Milwaukee: Shutdown poses dangers, they say 2019-01-13 [Jrnl Sentinel]

UAW Local 72 was a powerful union in its day 2018-12-26 [Kenosha News]

Kenosha: Factory town no more 2018-12-24 [Kenosha News]

How Labor Helped Bring Down Scott Walker and Bruce Rauner 2018-11-08 [In These Times]

Wisconsin governor, bane of labor, loses re-election 2018-11-08 [AFP]

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]

This month in labour history

1-05-1896 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]