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In New Haven, Speaker Nancy Pelosi talks equal pay for equal work and ‘assault’ on organized labor 2019-09-15 [The Courant]

Lottery workers: We’re angry, appalled and annoyed. But we get the job done 2019-09-04 [Hartford Courant]

Appeals court rules Honeywell workers have lifetime benefits for pre-1997 retirees 2019-08-09 [UAW]

Union files two unfair labor charges against Waterbury Hospital 2019-07-31 [Republican American]

For Hartford’s outdoor workers, the hot weather is business as usual, with plenty of water 2019-07-21 [Hartford Courant]

Union Workers File Civil Action Lawsuit Against Yale Over Employee Wellness Program 2019-07-19 [NPR]

New Haven Federation of Teachers Challenges Some Transfers 2019-06-08 [New Haven Independent]

New Haven teachers’ union alleges ‘retaliation for union activity’ in elimination of 53 jobs 2019-06-08 [New Haven Register]

After Connecticut $15 Minimum Wage Win, Union Leader Stresses Going State-by-State 2019-05-31 [Cheddar]

CT Workers Fought for a $15 Minimum Wage — and Won 2019-05-29 [TruthOut]

Norwalk teachers’ union reps speak out against Kendall ‘experiment’ For more info 2019-05-22 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Attorney General William Tong Okays Captive Audience Bill; May Face Court Challenge if Passed 2019-05-21 [Yankee Institute]

CT Nursing Home Workers Renew Strike Threat 2019-05-04 [Public's Radio]

Nursing home workers renew strike threats at the Capitol 2019-05-02 [CTPost]

CT Hotel Workers Do Their Own Organizing and Beat the Boss 2019-05-01 [Labor Notes]

Police: Man threatened to shoot CT Stop and Shop strikers with AK-47 2019-04-20 [CTPost]

Let My Matzah Go: Stop & Shop Purchases Deemed Not Kosher For Passover 2019-04-16 [New Haven Independent]

Unions give $5,000 donation to striking Stop & Shop workers For more info  ActNOW!  2019-04-16 [New Haven Register]

Nursing home workers poised to strike over wages, staffing levels 2019-04-14 [Jrnl Inquirer]

Stop & Shop stores across Connecticut reopen Friday as employees walk picket lines 2019-04-12 [Hartford Courant]

Yale New Haven Hosital signs 5-year contract with cafeteria workers union 2019-04-12 [Yale Daily News]

Ridgefield Stop and Shop CLOSED as Union Workers Strike Against Unfair Labor Practice 2019-04-12 [Hamlethub]

Gov Lamont Holds Firm On Teacher Pension Costs, Backs Away from Cost of Living Adjustment 2019-04-10 [CT News Junkie]

Contract negotiations with Stop and Shop workers continue 2019-04-06 [WSFB]

Stop & Shop union workers threaten strike after wage cuts 2019-03-10 [News12]

Local Stop & Shop workers to vote on strike authorization 2019-03-10 [The Day]

NAACP presses Norwalk BoE to ‘take action’ after more emails revealed​​ For more info 2019-03-06 [Nancy on Norwalk]

Bristol teachers union joining drive to tighten classroom discipline For more info 2019-03-08 [The Courant]

Limo Drivers Settle for $750K over Misclassification as Contractors, Not Employees 2019-03-04 [Claims Jrnl]

AFSCME Member Elected to Connecticut State Legislature 2019-03-01 [AFL-CIO]

Union Givebacks & $1 Billion in New Taxes Key to Lamont Budget 2019-02-21 [NBC]

Spinnaker projects in New Haven stir debate on labor issues, community input 2019-02-20 [New Haven Register]

Labor leaders call for tax hikes for the wealthy and other ‘alternatives to austerity’ 2019-02-12 [Hartford Courant]

Courant journalists seek to form a union 2019-02-12 [Hartford Courant]

MLK Invoked In Call For Yale Local Hiring 2019-01-23 [New Haven Democrat]

Did the new Democratic governor just say that unions must give back more? 2019-01-13 [CTPost]

Tech workers to rally to keep India outsourcing firm out of CT 2018-12-29 [Stamford Advocate]

Unions reject blueprint: Proposal to shore up state budget calls for tax cuts, state employee givebacks 2018-12-01 [Jrnl Inquirer]

Bridgeport cops win workers’ comp fight 2018-11-30 [CTPost]

Breaking with peers, Yale reaffirms opposition to Local 33 2018-11-27 [Yale News]

Norwich utilities labor union withdraws complaints involving Bilda 2018-11-20 [The Day]

Citing poor work conditions, Stamford Sheraton workers push for union 2018-11-20 [Stamford Advocate]

New Haven non-union workers forced to take furloughs 2018-11-06 [Yale Daily News]

Governor Campaigns Making Final Overtures For more info 2018-11-05 [NBC Connecticut]

Yankee Institute Exclusive Spurs SEIU 1199 Lawsuit 2018-10-31 [Yankee Institute]

Amalgamated Transit Union surveys bus drivers over lack of bathroom breaks 2018-10-20 [WTNH]

State Board May Approve Two New Charter Schools Wednesday For more info 2018-10-03 [The Courant]

Local labor unions react to Amazon raising minimum wage 2018-10-03 [FOX]

State workers loyal to unions despite right to end dues 2018-09-30 [The Post]

Judicial eliminates Supreme Court police, including position held by union president 2018-09-26 [CT Mirror]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]