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

Workers celebrate annual 'May Day' at Armory Park 2019-05-02 [KVOA]

Labor leaders organize help for federal workers 2019-01-12 [KVOA]

AZ Schoolboards Assn: Funding and legislative hostility creates teacher shortage 2019-01-01 [Diane Ravitch]

Pima County deputy association formally unionizes, gaining bargaining rights 2018-11-17 [Tucson]

Nurses at Tucson's St. Joseph's and St. Mary's hospitals unionize 2018-10-20 [Tucson]

Tucson-based Asarco must pay copper bonuses, appeals court rules 2018-06-21 [Tucson]

Teachers End Walkout as Governor Signs Bill Approving Raises 2018-05-04 [NYTimes]

Trade Unions Stand In Solidarity With Arizona #RedForEd Movement 2018-05-02 [KJZZ]

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

Arizona teachers union: We do not trust governor-announced deal 2018-04-29 [The Hill]

What teacher strikes are really about 2018-04-28 [CNN]

Arizona teacher walkout: how 3 decades of tax cuts suffocated public schools 2018-04-28 [Vox]

Here is How Arizona Teachers Organized the First Statewide Teacher Strike in Arizona History 2018-04-28 [Labor Notes]

Educators Walk Out In Largest Teacher Strike In State History 2018-04-27 [KJZZ]

Thousands of Teachers March to Capitol, Wearing #RedForEd 2018-04-27 [Diane Ravitch]

Teachers in Arizona, Colorado walk off the job today 2018-04-26 [NY Times]

Teachers Prepare to Walk Off Job Tomorrow Over Pay and Funding 2018-04-26 [Click Lancashire]

Thousands of teachers in Arizona, Colorado to protest 2018-04-26 [AP]

Why Teachers Plan to Walk Out 2018-04-22 [Diane Ravitch]

Here’s Why Teachers Are Prepared to Defy Arizona’s Anti-Strike Laws 2018-04-12 [In These Times]

Arizona teachers demand 20 percent raise at Capitol protest 2018-04-03 [Education Week]

Arizona teachers engage in mass protests to demand higher pay, more money for students 2018-04-03 [Arizona Republic]

School safety dominates Tempe Union board meetings 2018-04-01 [Ahwatukee Foothills News]

Teachers Wait Tables to Pay Bills. Now They Might Strike 2018-03-28 [Rewire]

The good and the bad of gig work in Flagstaff 2018-03-25 [AZ Daily Sun]

Statement on Uber Tragedy 2018-03-22 [ITF]

3 American Airlines regional workers protest 'poverty-level' pay at Sky Harbor airport 2018-01-16 [The Republic, vias AZCentral]

Santas on strike outside Phoenix Walmart 2017-12-10 [Sonoran News]

Employees Accused Arizona Coyotes Of Union Busting, Failure To Pay Staff 2017-11-15 [Deadspin]

Navajo unions: Four Corners coal plant violating labor laws 2017-11-21 [EL&P]

Union Workers at Sky Harbor Protest Lack of Air Conditioning in Trucks and Low Wages 2017-10-21 [Phoenix New times]

Union workers confront Industrial Commission over penalty reductions For more info 2017-09-24 [Tucson]

 VIDEO Fast-food workers 'Fight for 15' during Phoenix Labor Day protest 2017-09-05 [AZCentral]

'Expose Walmart Tour' Launches In Phoenix 2017-05-23 [KJZZ]

Feds: Farm kept workers in squalor, didn't fully pay 2017-05-17 [ABC]

Joe Arpaio's Infamous Arizona Tent City Closing 2017-04-20 [AFL-CIO]

Mesa Flight Attendants Taking Strike Vote After Years Of Stalled Talks 2017-02-07 [WIN]

Grower fined for not paying workers as ice melted on plants 2016-12-27 [Albany Times Union]

Penalties for workplace safety violations get extra cuts 2016-12-18 [Tucson]

Sun Link streetcar workers vote to join Teamsters 2016-10-31 [Tucson]

Farm Worker Organizers Inspire New Generation Of Activism 2016-10-05 [KJZZ]

Court ruling OKs ‘release time’ for public employees’ union work 2016-09-14 [AZCentral]

Staffing provider to pay $151,000 in misclassification case 2016-06-05 [Staffing Industry]

Guest worker program used as gateway for labor abuse, trafficking 2016-05-14 [Arizona Sonora News]

Lawmakers move to block cities on worker benefits 2016-02-27 [AZ Daily Sun]

OK Foods Completes OKC Plant Acquisition, Faces Union Complaints 2016-02-24 [Times Record]

Unions accuse Asarco of violating worker rights 2016-02-20 [AZ Daily Star]

Teamsters on strike against US Foods 2016-02-07 [Tucson News]

Union Workers in Tucson, Phoenix Go On Strike Against US Foods 2016-02-06 [Tucson Weekly]

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]

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

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]

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

7-08-1919 Actors Equity becomes a recognised union after stagehands honour actors' picket lines. [more]

7-08-1890 Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, IWW organiser and founder of the ACLU. [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]

17-08-1918 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]

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

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

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]