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NMSU Graduate Workers Union moves toward negotiations with administration 2022-06-10 [The Round Up]

Stan ‘Rosebud’ Rosen, 1934-2022: Labor activist, historian remembered as 'troublemaker for good' 2022-03-26 [Santa Fe New Mexican]

Multiple postal workers robbed at gunpoint in last month 2022-02-05 [KRQE]

Workers union files complaint against Smith’s 2022-01-30 [KRQE]

Smith’s hopes to avoid strike, reach deal with employees 2022-01-22 [KRQE]

NM prison workers union votes 'no confidence' in secretary over job conditions 2021-12-12 [Santa Fe New Mexican]

Film and TV union criticizes ‘Rust’ producers for using non-union crew 2021-10-29 [Variety]

Statement regarding the accident on the set of 'Rust' 2021-10-22 [SAG-AFTRA]

Cinematographer’s Death by Prop Gun Is Not Just a Tragedy. It’s a Labor Issue. 2021-10-25 [Truthout]

Inadvertent Gun Discharges Occurred on Alec Baldwin Film Before Fatal Shooting, Crew Members Say 2021-10-24 [NYTimes]

UNM grad workers' right to unionize approved 2021-08-24 [Daily Lobo]

Local musician pens song as tribute to healthcare workers 2021-01-25 [KRQE]

Union promotes vaccine as some New Mexico health workers decline shots 2021-01-23 [Santa Fe New Mexican]

The Stunning Workers' Victory in New Mexico That You Haven't Heard About 2020-12-26 [ITT]

Las Cruces Walmart forced to close as 4 workers test positive for COVID-19 2020-07-13 [KOAT]

COVID-19 in NM healthcare workers spikes 2020-06-09 [Modern Healthcare]

Las Cruces school bus drivers still haven’t received agreed upon pay raise months after reaching labor pact 2019-12-22 [ABC]

SF College adjuncts to vote on union 2019-08-23 [Gainesville Sun]

Santa Fe adjuncts rally for union, protest red tape 2019-05-22 [Gainesville Sun]

Graduates protest for higher wages 2019-05-04 [Daily Lobo]

NM blocks RTW ordinances 2019-03-28 [Virginian-Pilot]

Univ NM moves to dismiss union formation 2019-03-20 [KOB4]

Union Busting on Campus: Jackson Lewis and Higher Education Anti-Unionism 2019-03-14 [CounterPunch]

Bill voids local ‘right-to-work’ measures, backing unions 2019-03-11 [Sante Fe New Mexican]

NM Unions Distribute 3,750 Pounds Of Groceries To Families Recovering From Government Shutdown 2019-02-17 [Los Alamos Daily Post]

Santa Fe Com College faculty union claims board isn’t meeting obligations in contract talks 2018-12-07 [SF New Mexican]

NM asks union workers to waive First Amendment rights 2018-08-25 [SFe New Mexican]

State stops taking fees from nonunion state workers 2018-07-20 [The New Mexican]

Teacher evaluations among toughest in U.S. 2018-06-12 [Sante Fe - New Mexican]

State Files Brief in Support of Misclassified Employees Rights to Organize 2018-05-01 [KRWG]

New right-to-work tactic: One piece at time 2018-04-25 [NM Political Reporter]

Otero County adopts right-to-work law 2018-04-13 [Alamogordo Daily News]

CWA: Verizon’s Home-Based Agent Model Costs Thousands of Call Center Jobs 2018-03-14 [Channel Partners]

Unions sue county over Right-to-Work 2018-03-10 [RRObserver]

Injured Nuclear Workers Finally Had Support. The Trump Administration Has Mothballed It 2018-03-10 [ProPublica]

Pro-union rallies set over Janus court case 2018-02-23 [Albuquerque Journal]

GOP sponsored bill against union fees rejected in House committee 2018-02-08 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Appeals court affirms decision for CCSD employee grievances 2017-12-23 [Farmington Daily Times]

Union President: USPS job cuts expected in Albuquerque 2017-11-25 [KRQE]

Unions: Navajo workers being passed over for power plant jobs 2017-11-19 [The Journal]

Judge: Paid Voting Leave For NM Workers Extends To Local Elections 2017-11-13 [Workers Independent News]

Judge rules New Mexico workers can take paid leave to vote 2017-11-10 [News Tribune]

After failure in Legislature, RTW drive shifts to counties 2017-10-16 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Advocates Say Paid Sick Leave Is Key For Domestic Violence Survivors 2017-10-05 [KUNM]

More than 400 Sandia workers may go on strike 2017-10-01 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Deming teachers resume collective bargaining 2017-08-09 [Deming Headlight]

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium 2017-06-27 [Scientific American]

Archdiocese tells workers to ask ICE agents for warrants 2017-05-29 [Crux]

NM third in percentage of government jobs 2017-05-24 [Albuquerque Jrnl]

Unions question need to furlough state workers 2017-04-27 [Santa Fe New Mexican]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-06-1900 The International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union is founded in New York City. [more]

3-06-2016 A federal judge ruled that women's soccer players could not go on strike, despite their collective bargaining agreement (which included a no-strike clause) having expired. The women were in dispute over pay discrimination. [more]

4-06-1912 Massachusetts becomes the first US state to establish a minimum wage [more]

4-06-2012 When National Football League referees failed to agree to a new contract, which included big pension cuts, the NFL locked them out and began hiring scabs to replace them. Bosses came up with a revised offer which was agreed on 26 September. [more]

6-06-1933 10,000 auto workers strike in Lansing, Michigan and paralyze the city for a month following the arrest of 9 of them, including the union president's wife forced to leave 3 children alone at home. [more]

8-06-1917 Disaster at the Spectator mine in Butte, Montana: 168 dead. [more]

9-06-1865 Helen Marot, campaigner for working women, is born. [more]

10-06-1963 Congress adopts a law on equal pay for men and women. [more]

11-06-1913 Police shoot at maritime workers on strike at United Fruit Co. in New Orleans, killing one. [more]

12-06-1904 Defying AFL's Samuel Gompers, 50,000 members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen walk off their jobs. [more]

16-06-1918 Railroad union leader and socialist Eugene Debs makes his famous speech against capitalism in Canton, OH, which will land him in jail. [more]

17-06-1903 In Philadelphia, "Mother Jones" organizes a demonstration of children who had been mutilated in textile factories to draw public attention to their fate. [more]

19-06-1912 The eight-hour day is adopted for Federal employees [more]

20-06-1947 President Truman vetoes the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act, but his veto is overturned by Congress three days later. [more]

20-06-1893 The American Railway Union is founded with Eugène Debs at its head. [more]

21-06-1877 Hanging in Pennsylvania of 10 miners accused of being "Molly Maguires" activists sentenced to death on the basis of an investigation carried out by a private detectives agency sponsored by a private company. [more]

23-06-1999 Workers at Fieldcrest Cannon textile plants in North Carolina vote for union recognition after a 25 year struggle [more]

27-06-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World, later popularly known as the Wobblies, is founded in Chicago with the aim of uniting all workers in One Big Union [more]

29-06-1894 Over 125,000 workers on two dozen railroads have joined the boycott of Pullman cars [more]

30-06-1918 Socialist anf labor leader Eugene Debs is arrested under the Espionage Act for making an anti-war speech in Canton, Ohio [more]