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Unions, Safeway raise $40,000 for Navajo Nation 2020-08-07 [WHICentral]

US Foods workers in Arizona threaten to strike over COVID-19 issues 2020-07-30 [AZ Central]

Asarco guilty of unfair labour practices in US copper dispute 2020-06-17 [IndustriALL]

Arizona’s workers need unemployment insurance reform — now 2020-06-01 [AZ Ctr Am Progress]

In Solidarity with Workers on Strike Against Asarco, and Condemning Grupo México's Violations of Labor, Human and Environmental Rights 2020-04-17 [AFL-CIO]

Teachers union and other groups seek tax hike on wealthy for education 2020-01-13 [FOX]

ASARCO strike marks 90 days 2020-01-12 [KVOA]

Minimum wage increase puts Arizona near top; advocates say more needed 2020-01-01 [AZ Family]

Tucson-based ASARCO workers enter week six of strike 2019-11-19 [KVOA]

Asarco Agrees To Pay Union Workers $10 Million 2019-11-02 [KJZZ]

US copper workers strike after decade with no pay rise 2019-10-22 [IndustriALL]

AZ Bd of Ed strips Little Rock teachers’ union bargaining power 2019-10-13 [SW Times]

Unions representing 2,000 Asarco workers vote to strike 2019-10-13 [Tucson]

Understanding workers’ rights in AZ 2019-10-13 [AZ Public Media]

1000S to strike against ASARCO's unfair labor practices 2019-10-12 [Yahoo]

USW: Mining company workers to go on strike against labor contracts 2019-10-12 [KVOA]

Arizona Republic Journalists Overwhelmingly Vote to Unionize 2019-10-11 [Phoenix New Times]

Nurses at St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s plan Friday strike 2019-09-18 [KVOA]

Initiative would ask voters to raise hospital workers' pay, make other health-care changes 2019-08-26 [Tucson]

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]

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]

3-08-1821 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]