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Already under siege, labor unions face a new threat from Alaska 2019-10-11 [NYT]

Already Under Siege, Labor Unions Face a New Threat From Alaska Governor 2019-10-09 [NYTimes]

Court blocks Dunleavy union rule change. For now 2019-10-05 [AK Public Media]

A New Assault on Organized Labor 2019-09-03 [Slate]

A New Assault on Organized Labor: Alaska may crush public sector unions by treating them like abortion clinics. 2019-09-02 [Slate]

On Labor Day, support Alaska’s workers 2019-09-02 [Anchorage Daily News]

Ferry workers union explains why strike happened, and what workers gained from it 2019-08-08 [AK Public Media]

Alaska labor deal reached to end 10-day ferry strike 2019-08-03 [Reuters]

Alaskan ferry workers end two-week long strike 2019-08-03 [KING5]

‘We Believe in Ferries’: Alaskan Ferry Workers Walk Off the Job 2019-08-02 [Labor Notes]

The party’s over. On Aug 1, Inland Boatmen’s Union employees lose their health insurance for August 2019-08-01 [Must Read AK]

Alaska ferry strike talks drag on 2019-07-31 [Bellingham Herald]

State warns striking ferry workers of loss of health coverage 2019-07-27 [AK Public Media]

IBU spokesman tips the hand of the union: Strike is about budget cuts 2019-07-26 [Must Read AK]

Union workers strike AMHS vessels 2019-07-26 [Cordova Times]

Alaska ferry workers go on strike for first time in 42 years: 'We have tried and tried to work with the state' 2019-07-25 [USAToday]

Hundreds of Alaska ferry workers go on strike 2019-07-25 [CBC]

Ferry workers' union rejects contract terms, threaten Wednesday strike 2019-07-24 [KTUU]

Ferries risk shutdown over strike threat 2019-07-24 [KRBD]

Faculty union fears loss of accreditation if financial exigency is declared 2019-07-10 [KTUU]

Healing the Helpers: Why Workplace Wellness for Child Protection Workers Matters 2019-05-04 [KTUU]

Alaska has nation’s highest rate of workplace deaths 2019-04-30 [KTVA]

Alaska Labor Union Sues To Block Privatization Of Hospital 2019-04-20 [KFQD]

Labor union sues to block privatization of hospital 2019-04-18 [WATE]

Union head: Dunleavy budget rips apart the fabric of Alaska 2019-02-27 [KTVA]

AK AFL-CIO says budget cuts would be a savage attack on Alaska's jobs 2019-02-27 [KTUC]

Banks, credit unions offer help to federal workers during shutdown 2019-01-09 [Anchorage Daily News]

Alaska Airlines union workers picket for better wages 2018-09-11 [KTOO Public Media]

Union leaders march in solidarity with Fairbanks city workers 2018-08-25 [Daily News-Miner]

Kodiak International Longshore and Warehouse Union claims employer is engaging in unfair practices 2018-08-14 [KTUU]

How the defeat of the bathroom bill shows historic change in Anchorage 2018-04-06 [Anchorage Daily News]

United Steelworkers sues BP after it cut union-represented positions on North Slope 2018-03-12 [Anchorage Daily News]

260 workers to be laid off after BP switches contractors 2018-02-12 [KTUU]

Mostly union force of 261 to be laid off in Prudhoe Bay contract change 2018-02-09 [Anchorage Daily News]

Judge backs Texas company over workers claims of toxic gas exposure in Alaska 2018-01-05 [Anchorage Daily News]

Staff Council broaches topic of unionizing 2017-11-14 [Northern Lights]

 VIDEO Hilton Hotel under fire from labor union after firing longtime employee 2017-10-18 [KTUU]

North Country Services Agrees to Pay $280,000 Fine for Employee Death 2017-10-18 [AK Native News]

Wrangell contract talks end, strike may resume 2017-07-07 [KTOO]

Update: Wrangell prepares for municipal workers’ strike 2017-06-20 [KSTK]

Anchorage firefighters forgo pay raises in new union contract deal 2017-06-07 [ADN]

Some employers could see tighter restrictions on hiring foreign workers 2017-04-24 [ADN]

Anchorage Assembly rejects arbitrator ruling and proposed union contract 2017-03-21 [ADN]

Bill would define independent contractors, reform worker’s compensations system 2017-02-22 [Peninsula Clarion]

AK & ME Voters Overwhelmingly Want Their GOP Senators To Vote Down Puzder 2017-02-15 [WIN]

State OSHA fines North Country Services $280,000 2017-02-10 [Workers Comp]

New apprenticeship programs aim to train workers amid a tough job market 2017-02-05 [ADN]

Taco King, Gallo's restaurants agree to pay workers $835,000 in back wages 2016-12-15 [ADN]

Are foreign students who come here for summer work on a cultural exchange or just low-paid labor? 2016-08-15 [Alaska Dispatch]

Cost-cutters turn attention to state salaries 2016-04-22 [Juneau Empire]

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 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [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]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [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]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [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]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [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]