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Share: Poultry workers’ union files complaint against Mountaire 2020-05-21 [Cape Gazette]

Union Claims Delaware Poultry Plant Broke Labor Regulations 2020-05-19 [WBOC]

Delaware police union wants negotiations over body cameras 2020-01-20 [Sacramento Bee]

Delaware General Assembly staffers want to form country’s first ‘partisan-inclusive’ legislative worker union 2020-01-15 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

State fines asbestos firm, months after union protested demolition at shuttered GM plant 2019-08-19 [DE Online]

Transit workers glad to avoid strike, still hoping for more pay 2019-03-10 [Grand Junction Daily Sentinel]

New laws include higher minimum wage for DE workers 2019-01-01 [Albany Times Union]

3 workers hurt in industrial accident in Delaware City 2018-11-01 [ABC]

Delaware legislature strikes down county-by-county Right to Work efforts 2018-06-27 [PRNews Channel]

Bill Requiring Union Membership in Delaware Approved by Assembly 2018-06-23 [DE PR]

Sussex right-to-work hearing draws crowd, reignites animosity 2018-01-03 [The News-Journal]

Sussex County Council defers vote on right-to-work ordinance 2018-01-03 [Cape Gazette]

Union refinery workers say positions Monroe Energy are eliminating could cause safety issues 2017-12-21 [The Daily Times]

14th District Democrats lash out at RTW 2017-11-25 [Cape Gazette]

AG halts county’s approval of Right to Work bill 2017-11-21 [KOH]

State quashes right-to-work law in Sussex 2017-11-18 [DE State News]

Charter Teachers Call in Sick After Their Principal Was Suspended for Trying to Raise Their Salaries For more info 2017-09-24 [Diane Ravitch]

Labor Day reminds us to defend the rights of workers: Delaware Voices 2017-09-04 [News Journal]

Rayon, an Epidemic of Insanity, and the Woman Who Fought to Expose It 2017-06-09 [UnDark]

Ambullance workers assaulted outside Wilmington fire station 2017-05-03 [ABC]

Unionized nurses, techs continue strike at DCMH 2017-03-07 [Daily Times]

Union official blames staffing shortage for guard death 2017-02-04 [Associated Press]

All New Castle County workers to receive pay increases 2016-11-21 [DE Online]

Appeals court reverses ruling for DuPont in overtime lawsuit 2016-10-10 [Albany Times Union]

Judge threatens Verizon protesters with contempt order 2016-05-27 [DE Online]

Delaware man one of two track workers killed 2016-04-05 [DE Online]

State House panel OKs pro-union bill 2016-03-17 [DE State news]

DuPont to cut 1,700 jobs 2016-01-30 [DE Online]

Depressing atmosphere envelops DuPont as layoffs begin 2016-01-05 [DE Online]

Office janitors reach tentative labor deal with employers 2015-12-25 [Albany Times Union]

Hearing set in federal labor board lawsuit against Kent General Hospital 2015-12-22 [Albany Times Union]

Janitors to march in support of $15/hr 2015-12-03 [Delaware Online]

Wastewater plant workers unionize in Sussex 2015-10-01 [DE Online]

 VIDEO Verizon workers picket Wilmington call center 2015-08-13 [DE Online]

Strike at soft drink distributor slows soda flow 2015-05-30 [DE Online]

Seeking manufacturing jobs, GOP targets unions, push RTW 2015-04-08 [DE Online]

 VIDEO Leaders weigh in on 'Right To Work' bill 2015-04-04 [WMDT]

GOP lawmakers eye 'right to work' zones 2015-04-03 [Times Union]

This month in labour history

1-05-1886 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

3-05-1895 Eugene V. Debs and 6 other union railroad leaders are sentenced to 6 months in prison for contempt of court during a hearing over a strike at the Pullman luxury car manufacturing plants. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

20-05-1926 The first federal legislation asserting workers' right to form unions takes effect today in the rail industry. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

23-05-1903 Some 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, are on strike in the Philadelphia area protesting against 60-hour weeks including night hours imposed on children. [more]

24-05-1995 After 10 months on strike against 12-hour shifts and wage increases linked to productivity, 2300 workers from 5 Bridgestone-Firestone factories resign themselves to going back to work without a collective agreement. [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

25-05-1805 A Philadelphia shoemakers' strike was broken when workers were arrested and accused of violating an English law proclaiming criminal any conspiracy to force a collective increase in wages. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]