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 VIDEO Why most of Three Square Market's employees jumped at the chance to wear a microchip 2017-08-13 [CNBC]

AFL-CIO: Three-Billion Dollar Foxconn Deal Must Work for Wisconsin’s Workers 2017-08-08 [Workers Independent News]

Ironworker Challenging Paul Ryan, Randy Bryce, Sees Path To Victory Through Working People For more info 2017-08-07 [Huffington Post]

Foxconn Hearing Draws Packed House in Madison 2017-08-04 [WUWM]

 VIDEO Foxconn CEO compared workers to animals, had zoo director give management tips 2017-08-04 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Three Square Market holds chip party to microchip workers 2017-08-03 [Chicago Tribune]

Foxconn invests in Wisconsin: Workers 'should be wary' 2017-07-28 [CNNmoney]

Tech company workers agree to have microchips implanted into their hands 2017-07-25 [ABC]

Three Square Market first to microchip employees 2017-07-22 [Mankato Times]

Bill would repeal minimum pay for Wisconsin road workers and allow single firm to design, build highways 2017-07-18 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ]

U.S. appeals court upholds state's 'right-to-work' law 2017-07-13 [Reuters]

Former Political Coordinator for Ironworkers Local 8 Running to Unseat Paul Ryan Wants Single-Payer Health Care, $15 Minimum Wage 2017-06-30 [Common Dreams]

The Ironworker Running to Unseat Paul Ryan Wants Single-Payer Health Care, $15 Minimum Wage 2017-06-30 [Common Dreams]

Didion Milling Plant in Cambria that exploded had been reprimanded on safety: One worker dead, two missing 2017-06-02 [Hawaii News Now]

Surviving RTW 2017-05-28 [Labor Notes]

National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 25th annual national food drive 2017-05-09 [West WI AFL-CIO]

Worker Deaths Climb 2017-04-29 [WPR]

Project labor agreements prohibited 2017-04-27 [UFT]

Walker to sign bill banning required labor agreements 2017-04-17 [Star Tribune]

Ed Dean at Edgewood College: Stop the War on Teachers For more info 2017-04-12 [Diane Ravitch]

 VIDEO Senator Baldwin says a law passed in 2014 could result in retired Teamsters losing up to 70% of their pensions 2017-04-10 [NBC]

The Worst Governor Ever For Workers? Six years later, Gov. Scott Walker’s impact on unions, worker rights and jobs For more info 2017-03-14 [Urban Milwaukee]

Assembly Passes Bills To Eliminate Treasurer's Office, Bar Union Labor Requirements 2017-03-11 [WI PR]

State Senate passes GOP bill limiting union influence 2017-02-10 [La Crosse Tribune]

UAW Srikes Axle International In WI 2017-02-08 [WIN]

Union members go on strike over contract negotiations with AxleTech International in Oshkosh 2017-02-07 [We Are Green Bay]

More Union Busting? 2017-01-30 [PNS]

GOP lawmakers pen bill that critics say would harm unions, local governments 2017-01-25 [WIZM]

Fraser Shipyards workers had elevated lead levels 2017-01-17 [NYTimes]

For unions in Wisconsin, a fast and hard fall since Act 10 2016-12-22 [Journal Sentinel]

Trump-Voting Union Members Join Bernie and Speak to WIN 2016-12-13 [Workers Independent News]

Rexnord workers caught in Trump vs. union war of words 2016-12-10 [USAToday]

For unions, a fast and hard fall since Act 10 2016-11-29 [Journal Sentinel]

Milwaukee Educators Thwart School Takeover Scheme 2016-10-27 [Labor Notes]

Pussy Riot visits WI Capitol urging 'riot' to resist Trump 2016-11-21 [Workers Independent News]

UW advocates hold “teach-in” to bring light to implications of budget cuts 2016-10-12 [Badger Herald]

John Nichols: Donald Trump cannot figure out why his anti-union candidacy doesn't attract union members 2016-10-04 [Cap Times]

Federal Judge Upholds State Right to Work Law, But State Court Challenge is Still Pending 2016-09-29 [Lexology]

Federal judge denies union’s appeal to block right-to-work law 2016-09-27 [Daily Cardinal]

The Fight Against Austerity Started Here 2016-09-24 [The Nation]

7th Circuit says WI town's prohibition on inflatable rats violated union's free speech rights 2016-09-23 [Cook Cty Record]

Union group critical of state joining overtime lawsuit 2016-09-23 [WRN]

Russ Feingold knocks TPP in speech to unions 2016-08-31 [Cap Times]

Union at St. Francis Hospital raises concerns on possible layoffs, cutbacks 2016-08-31 [Milwaukee Biz Jrnl]

7th Circuit Court affirms the union's right to use nflatable rat as freedom of speech 2016-08-30 [The Previant Blog]

Group Fights Unions in Right-To-Work Case 2016-08-11 [Inside Sources]

Wait, Sen Johnson said what about working people with cancer. Winners and losers of the week 2016-07-08 [AFL-CIO]

State workers face new hiring procedure, rules 2016-06-25 [Star Tribune]

Kevin Gundlach: Wisconsin's civil service will rise again 2016-06-12 [Cap Times]

With UW-Eau Claire vote, faculty at majority of UW campuses voice disappointment in leaders 2016-05-28 [Cap Times]

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]