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New Haven schools trying to fill nearly 100 teaching vacancies​​ For more info 2017-07-12 [NBC Connecticut]

Black Robe Backlash against Gov's nominees for the bench​​ For more info 2018-04-23 [WTNH-TV Channel 8 News]

Labor Coalition Calls Lamont Budget ‘Profoundly Troubling' 2021-02-12 [CT Examiner]

New England SEIU Pres: Workers have postponed strike — for now 2018-04-22 [CT Mirror]

CT Workers Fought for a $15 Minimum Wage — and Won 2019-05-29 [TruthOut]

In New Haven, Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks equal pay for equal work and ‘assault' on organized labor 2019-09-15 [The Courant]

Labor leaders call for tax hikes for the wealthy and other ‘alternatives to austerity' 2019-02-12 [Hartford Courant]

Legislative update: Senate passes ban on workplace ‘captive audiences' 2022-04-22 [Middletown Press]

NAACP presses Norwalk BoE to ‘take action' after more emails revealed​​ For more info 2019-03-06 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Norwalk teachers' union reps speak out against Kendall ‘experiment' For more info 2019-05-22 [Nancy on Norwalk]

New Haven teachers' union alleges ‘retaliation for union activity' in elimination of 53 jobs 2019-06-08 [New Haven Register]

Unions, lawmakers, want workers' comp benefits for ‘essential' workers with coronavirus 2020-04-21 [Stamford Advocate]

‘People are fed up': Dollar General workers push to unionize amid hostility from above 2021-10-21 [The Guardian]

New bill would stop wage theft, boost workers' financial security 2017-08-09 [News 12]

State's largest teachers union urges caution over school reopenings 2020-05-02 [CT Mirror]

Breaking News Connecticut McDonald's workers, union activists, get their jobs back in federal labor board decision 2022-01-02 [Hartford Courant]

For Hartford's outdoor workers, the hot weather is business as usual, with plenty of water 2019-07-21 [Hartford Courant]

Lottery workers: We're angry, appalled and annoyed. But we get the job done 2019-09-04 [Hartford Courant]

747 Connecticut workers will lose jobs after People's United Bank merger, officials say 2022-03-11 [CT Insider]

Study Says Fairfield County Has Nation's Highest Wage Inequality 2019-11-19 [CT News Junkie]

Bridgeport cops win workers' comp fight 2018-11-30 [CTPost]

Teachers' union files labor complaint 2018-07-10 [CTPost]

NLRB judge says owner of I-95 McDonald's must rehire union organizers laid off during COVID-19 pandemic 2022-01-02 [CT Post]

Stanford service workers' friction with University has long history 2018-01-25 [The Daily]

NLRB changes may harm Yale's graduate student union 2017-10-16 [Yale News]

Undergraduate Student Workers: We Unionized. You Can, Too 2022-06-22 [Jacobin]

Union Employees Picket at Windham Hospital 2022-06-07 [NBC]

At rally, Yale graduate student workers say they want to form a union 2022-05-01 [WSHU]

Dollar General Workers Expose Company's Illegal Union-Busting 2022-03-23 [CT AFL-CIO]

Deals with CT unions focus on keeping workers, not 'streamlining' workforce 2022-03-11 [CT Mirror]

Union representing 10,000 Stop & Shop workers ratifies contract 2022-03-02 [Jrnl Inquirer]

Judge: Restaurant Used Pandemic to Oust Union Organizers 2022-01-02 [NBC Connecticut]

Dollar General workers in Connecticut begin unionization attempt 2021-12-12 [Washington Post]

CT unions say COVID-19 'hero pay' must be funded 2021-10-31 [Westerly Sun]

CT prison workers top list of those not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandate 2021-10-24 [FOX]

Yale, Unions Reach Tentative 5-Year Pact 2021-10-04 [New Haven Independent]

Home Care Workers Rally For Wages, Benefits 2021-09-24 [CT News Junkie]

Group of Hartford healthcare workers protest vaccine requirement 2021-08-29 [WFSB]

Nooses, Anger and No Answers: Inside the Uproar Over a Future Amazon Site 2021-07-30 [NYTimes]

Prison guards seeking hazard pay for work during pandemic 2021-06-15 [Fairfield Citizen]

Two Workers are Dead after a Lack of Hazardous Energy Control Safeguards 2021-06-08 [OHS]

Group Home Union Workers Reach Last Minute $184M Deal With State To Avoid Friday Strike 2021-06-05 [NEPM]

NAACP says threat to Black workers at Amazon construction site not taken seriously 2021-05-28 [CBS]

McDonald's I-95 service plaza workers plan strike, rallies in Branford and Hartford ahead of busy holiday weekend 2021-05-28 [New Haven Register]

Informational Picket at UConn Health 2021-05-28 [CT AFL-CIO]

Pressure Mounts to Tax the Rich in Connecticut 2021-05-28 [Intercept]

CT group home workers agree to delay planned strike to June 4 2021-05-20 [Hartford Courant]

More than 2,000 Connecticut group home workers prepared to strike beginning May 21 2021-05-08 [Hartford Courant]

Mobile Clinics Organized to Vaccinate Farm Workers for COVID-19 2021-05-01 [CT Examiner]

Union warns nursing homes that thousands of workers are prepared to strike 2021-05-01 [CT]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-08-1917 Frank H. Little, anti-war activist & IWW organiser is lynched in Butte, Montana. He was on IWW's Exec Board when he was killed. [more]

1-08-1942 American Federation of Musicians strikes against recording companies over royalty payments, most settling within a year. [more]

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]

3-08-1821 Uriah Smith Stephens born. A tailor, he led 9 garment workers in founding the Knights of Labor in 1869. [more]

4-08-1997 185,000 members of the Teamsters begin a successful 15-day strike at UPS. [more]

5-08-1981 President Reagan sacks 11000 federal air traffic controllers for striking and refusing his order to return to work. [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]

7-08-1894 Eugene Debs & three union leaders arrested following the Pullman strike. [more]

8-08-1881 United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America forms & becomes one of the largest trade unions in the US. [more]

9-08-1890 Knights of Labor strike on the New York Central railroad; ends in defeat due to scab labour. [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]

11-08-1828 Workingmen’s Party, first US labour party, forms in Philadelphia. [more]

11-08-1894 Troops force 1200 jobless workers out of Washington, DC, including Jack London & Big Bill Haywood. [more]

17-08-1985 A yearlong strike begins at the Hormel meat packing plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

17-08-1918 95 members of the IWW were jailed for resistance to the First World War. [more]

18-08-1927 Radio station WEVD - named for IWW labour leader Eugene V Debs – goes on the air in New York City. [more]

19-08-1909 IWW issues first edition of the “Little Red Song Book”. [more]

21-08-1831 Nat Turner's slave rebellion begins, Southampton County, Virginia, 56 slaves executed, 120 killed. [more]

22-08-1965 5 flight attendants form an association to defend themselves against an industry requiring women not to marry, retire at 32 and comply with criteria of weight, height and appearance; it becomes the AFA. [more]

23-08-1970 Led by César Chávez, the Salad Bowl strike, largest farm worker strike in US history, begins. [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]

25-08-1925 The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led by A. Phillip Randolph, is founded. [more]

26-08-1935 United Auto Workers union founded. [more]

28-08-1987 John Sayles's film “Matewan” about attempts to organise a union by coal miners is released. [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]

31-08-1939 Mexican-American women workers walkout at California Sanitary Canning Company, winning a union contract and wage increase. [more]

31-08-1933 Italian-American labour organizer Giovanni Pippan murdered during organizing campaign of bread wagon drivers in Chicago. [more]

31-08-1999 Detroit teachers start 9-day wildcat strike, winning "books, supplies, smaller class sizes" & 4% raise. [more]