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‘A step in the right direction’: UA to increase minimum wage for staff, student workers in July 2023-02-05 [The Dailyu Wildcat]

The unionization of Starbucks stores is a step in the right direction 2022-08-19 [Daily Wildcat]

In Solidarity with Workers on Strike Against Asarco, and Condemning Grupo México's Violations of Labor, Human and Environmental Rights 2020-04-17 [AFL-CIO]

NY Comptroller DiNapoli, who controls $270B pension, warns Amazon over ‘anti-union' behavior 2022-01-30 [NYPost]

As pandemic rages, farmworkers say employers are ‘prioritizing production over … lives' 2020-08-18 [AZ Central]

Arizona's workers need unemployment insurance reform — now 2020-06-01 [AZ Ctr Am Progress]

AZ health care workers face ‘catastrophic' conditions amid surge in COVID cases 2020-12-31 [PBS]

Firefighters say cities are breaking workers' comp law 2019-05-10 [Arizona Capitol Times]

Nurses at St. Mary's, St. Joseph's plan Friday strike 2019-09-18 [KVOA]

Understanding workers' rights in AZ 2019-10-13 [AZ Public Media]

We Are Republican Teachers Striking in Arizona. It's Time to Raise Taxes. 2018-05-01 [NYTimes]

AZ Bd of Ed strips Little Rock teachers' union bargaining power 2019-10-13 [SW Times]

'We don't need no education': Now Arizona says teachers don't require college degrees 2022-07-14 [Salon]

Starbucks notches legal win in battle against union organizers 2022-06-10 [NPR]

Maintenance workers unionize at private Arizona prison run by CoreCivic 2022-03-26 [AzCentral]

Starbucks Worker: The entire food industry should go union 2022-03-21 [Jacobin]

Why the Mesa Starbucks Workers Union Vote Results are on Hold for Now 2022-03-19 [Phoenix New Times]

How Starbucks Workers Won in Mesa 2022-03-06 [Labour Notes]

AZ Starbucks becomes first outside New York to unionize 2022-03-02 [AP]

Workers at an Arizona Starbucks cafe win union drive 2022-02-26 [Saltwire]

Arizona Starbucks workers vote to form a union 2022-02-26 [New York Times]

NLRB rules in Arizona case that Starbucks does not have a regional HR department, dealing blow to company's union-busting approach 2022-02-24 [New York Times]

Mesa Starbucks workers face union-busting tactics as they plan to unionize 2022-01-30 [12 News]

'Voting rights affect all of us': Workers unions begin hunger strike at Arizona Capitol 2022-01-17 [AzCentral]

Union for Sky Harbor employees calls for investigation of alleged racial pay gaps 2021-11-25 [Yahoo]

Phoenix airport restaurant, coffee shop workers go on strike 2021-11-24 [AP]

Starbucks Employee Union Efforts Spread to Arizona 2021-11-20 [The Street]

On this Labor Day, we're looking back at a 1917 event involving an Arizona mining town, a sheriff's 'secret court,' and a mass deportation For more info 2021-09-07 [12 News]

Navajo Nation issues vaccine mandate for tribal workers For more info 2021-08-24 [KRQE]

Tucson restaurant workers could form first union of its kind in AZ 2021-07-27 [KOLD]

AZ legislators OK ban on 'critical race theory' training for public workers 2021-05-29 [Tucson]

Just 3 Democrats stand in the way of the PRO Act coming to the Senate floor for a vote 2021-05-07 [In These Times]

Group pushing for grocery store workers to get vaccine priority in Arizona 2021-02-27 [3TV/CBS 5]

Grocery workers are still on the front lines, yet lower on the list for receiving the vaccine 2021-02-17 [KOLD]

Phoenix essential workers rally for Raise the Wage Act to up minimum wage to $15 an hour 2021-02-09 [AZCentral]

Food supply chain Teamsters vote to strike in Southwest 2021-02-08 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

UA justice coaltion & union: Celebrating a year of resilience, bravery 2020-12-20 [Tucson.com]

School Reopenings have Arizona Teachers Hoping for Dignity and Relief from COVID-19 2020-11-01 [Law at the Margins]

Calls for nationwide sickout as Arizona school district cancels reopening 2020-08-16 [The Guardian]

Unions, Safeway raise $40,000 for Navajo Nation 2020-08-07 [WHICentral]

US Foods workers in Arizona threaten to strike over COVID-19 issues 2020-07-30 [AZ Central]

Asarco guilty of unfair labour practices in US copper dispute 2020-06-17 [IndustriALL]

Teachers union and other groups seek tax hike on wealthy for education 2020-01-13 [FOX]

ASARCO strike marks 90 days 2020-01-12 [KVOA]

Minimum wage increase puts Arizona near top; advocates say more needed 2020-01-01 [AZ Family]

Tucson-based ASARCO workers enter week six of strike 2019-11-19 [KVOA]

Asarco Agrees To Pay Union Workers $10 Million 2019-11-02 [KJZZ]

US copper workers strike after decade with no pay rise 2019-10-22 [IndustriALL]

Unions representing 2,000 Asarco workers vote to strike 2019-10-13 [Tucson]

1000S to strike against ASARCO's unfair labor practices 2019-10-12 [Yahoo]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-05-1886 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]

3-05-1895 Eugene V. Debs and 6 other union railroad leaders are sentenced to 6 months in prison for contempt of court during a hearing over a strike at the Pullman luxury car manufacturing plants. [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]

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]

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

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 shootout took place in the town of Matewan, WV between striking miners and private detectives, who had arrived in town to evict miners' families. Seven detectives, one bystander and two miners were killed. [more]

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

20-05-1926 The first federal legislation asserting workers' right to form unions takes effect today in the rail industry. [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]

23-05-1903 Some 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, are on strike in the Philadelphia area protesting against 60-hour weeks including night hours imposed on children. [more]

23-05-1946 the largest mass arrest in the history of Rochester ny took place. Police rounded up 208 striking workers and even arrested one of the strikers' dogs. The strike spread and was won the following week. [more]

24-05-1995 After 10 months on strike against 12-hour shifts and wage increases linked to productivity, 2300 workers from 5 Bridgestone-Firestone factories resign themselves to going back to work without a collective agreement. [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]

25-05-1805 A Philadelphia shoemakers' strike was broken when workers were arrested and accused of violating an English law proclaiming criminal any conspiracy to force a collective increase in wages. [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]

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

31-05-1943 At the Detroit Packard Motor Co factory, in full war production, 25,000 white workers go on strike when 3 black workers are promoted to a line previously occupied only by whites. The 3 are transferred. [more]