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Suncity Issues Arrive in the US as Vegas Union Seeks Federal Investigation 2022-02-10 [Casino]

State plan to protect workers from extreme heat gets pushback from industry 2022-02-04 [This is Reno]

How a Union-Busting Behemoth Shook up Nevada’s Gold Country 2022-01-14 [Mother Jones]

NV to make unvaccinated state workers pay insurance surcharge 2021-12-03 [The Hill]

Teamsters Local 533 reaches tentative agreement to end Keolis strike 2021-10-22 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

Bus driver union responds to Keolis offer to end transit strike 2021-10-10 [News4]

RTC bus riders face disruptive schedule as strike goes on for second week 2021-10-06 [Reno Gazette Journal]

Culinary Union to march Friday night on the Strip starting at 5 p.m. 2021-09-24 [8 News Now Las Vegas]

Wynn LA Table Game Dealers Unanimously Agree on UAW Deal 2021-09-04 [Gambling News]

Las Vegas teamsters ratify improved construction agreement 2021-08-31 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

Teamsters Laud Ruling That Fired Hotel Workers Are Entitled To Their Jobs, Back Pay 2021-08-16 [Teamsters]

President's Statement on Successful Conclusion of Teamsters 533 Strike For more info 2021-08-15 [No NV Ctl Labor Council]

Teamsters local 533 on strike against RTC Washoe bus contractor Keolis Transit 2021-08-05 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

Mountainview Hospital nurses to picket Wednesday, call on HCA to invest in RN staff and patient care 2021-08-03 [National Nurses United]

RTC drivers walk out on strike 2021-08-04 [KOLO]

NV had 290-to-1 CEO-to-worker pay ratio in 2020 2021-07-26 [No. NV Biz Weekly]

Older Workers struggle in Nevada 2021-06-28 [Sierra NV Ally]

Lawmakers consider proposal to suspend business licenses over unpaid debt 2021-05-25 [NV Independent]

Teamsters Local 986 pickets for Circa Seven 2021-03-26 [International Brotherhood of Teamsters]

Did Amazon employee die by suicide inside Las Vegas facility? Workers highlight 'stressful job' conditions 2021-03-03 [MEAWW]

Healthcare workers share concerns over surges as restrictions ease 2021-02-13 [FOX]

Healthcare workers plan weekly walkout of Las Vegas hospital due to COVID-19 working conditions 2020-12-03 [FOX]

Local union plans to ralley weekly until more respect is given 2020-12-03 [One News Page]

Culinary Workers Union Take Credit For Biden's Win In NV 2020-11-09 [NPR]

Will Union Workers Deliver Nevada For Biden? 2020-10-22 [The Nation]

How Essential Food Workers Are Fighting Back 2020-08-02 [Culinary Union 226]

Las Vegas Workers Gamble With Their Lives: Trump Kills Safety Rules; Hotel, Casino Staffs Suffer the Consequences; Infections Have Run Rampant Since the City Re-Opened 2020-07-31 [DC Report]

Culinary Union: 352 workers & family members hospitalized with COVID-19 so far 2020-07-18 [NBC]

Nobody knows how many resort workers are infected— including employees 2020-07-11 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Hospitality Workers Demand Better Protection From COVID-19 Exposure In New Lawsuit 2020-07-04 [Culinary Union 226]

Culinary Union files lawsuit against major Las Vegas Strip casino companies in order to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace 2020-06-30 [CU 226]

Nevada workers continue to fight budget cuts, many say they're living paycheck to paycheck 2020-06-27 [NBC]

Culinary Union in Las Vegas demands more protection for casino workers 2020-06-21 [CDC Gaming]

Workers at Sahara Las Vegas test positive for coronavirus 2020-06-21 [Las Vegas Sun]

Despite casinos reopening and tourism activity resuming, many workers remain left behind 2020-06-15 [CDC Gaming]

Some self-employed workers in Nevada still waiting on unemployment benefits 2020-06-03 [Las Vegas Sun]

Union nurses at Saint Mary's hospital protest for more COVID-19 protection 2020-05-08 [NBC]

Helping Hand - Unionists Responding to Crisis in Las Vegas 2020-05-07 [UNI Global Union]

Nevada's Culinary Union details reopening demands: Workers are not 'rats in a lab' 2020-05-05 [USAToday]

Las Vegas union demands sick leave, quarantine pay and better protections against coronavirus before casinos reopen 2020-05-02 [ABC]

What's ahead for unions in virus crisis - concessions or battles? 2020-04-27 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Union that represents Nevada health care workers plans to file charges against OSHA 2020-04-24 [CBS]

Coronavirus emergency allows for rare union contract suspensions 2020-04-11 [Las Vegas Rev-Jrnl]

Culinary union members ‘implore’ all properties in gaming industry to pay workers 2020-04-09 [CBS]

The Broader Democratic Socialist Program Won Over Culinary Workers 2020-03-01 [TruthOut]

Members Of Nevada's Largest Union Defied Their Leadership To Support Bernie Sanders 2020-02-24 [Buzzfeed]

Nevada service workers union backs Medicare for all 2020-02-19 [MSNBC]

Why Bernie Sanders’s fight with a union really matters 2020-02-14 [Washington Post]

In new flyer, Culinary Union warns members Sanders would ‘end’ their health care if elected president 2020-02-12 [NV Indiependent]

Nevada Gold Mines asks for a vote on unionization at Carlin 2020-02-01 [Elko Daily Free Press]

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]

15-05-1946 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]

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

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]