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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]

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]

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 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]

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]

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]

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]