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Crowd remembers lives lost in 2010 plant explosion 2020-02-10 [The Hour]

Workers worry as Norwalk based Frontier Communications eyes bankruptcy 2020-01-23 [FOX]

Office Cleaners Union Announces Deal to Avert CT, NY Strikes 2019-12-24 [NBC]

Hundreds of cleaning workers vote to authorize strike 2019-12-15 [Bradenton Herald]

Study Says Fairfield County Has Nation’s Highest Wage Inequality 2019-11-19 [CT News Junkie]

CT restaurant workers, owners at odds over pay rules 2019-10-11 [Hartford Courant]

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]

This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]