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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]

Teachers granted a “Lifetime” of Deprofessionalization 2017-10-02 [BustED]

Labor Union Asks Gov Walker To Ditch Immediate Repeal Of Prevailing Wage Law 2017-09-21 [WI PR]

State Appeals Court Upholds Right To Work Law 2017-09-20 [Opposing Views]

The Fox-CON: lots of money from taxpayers with no guarantees for workers 2017-09-06 [WIZM]

 VIDEO Milwaukee union workers rally at Laborfest, express solidarity 2017-09-05 [FOX]

 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]

This month in labour history

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]