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Workers in Majority of U.S. States to See an Increase in Minimum Wage in 2020 2019-12-31 [Wolters Kluwer]

Bargaining for the Future 2019-11-25 [Georgetown Voice]

Washington-area Metrobus workers say fight for more rights and better pay outweighs financial hardship of strike 2019-11-25 [LMT]

Solidarity with Transdev bus workers 2019-11-06 [ITF]

Metrobus Workers' Strike Stretches to 12 Days 2019-11-05 [NBC]

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Blasts Francis Rooney for Introducing Anti-Union Bill Uniquely Targeting D.C. Unions 2019-09-13 [DC Line]

Union reacts to court backing Trump 2019-07-18 [Valuewalk.com]

Metro’s New Bus Contractor Is Making Drivers Work 10 Hours Without Breaks, Union Says 2019-07-12 [DCist]

Trump, blocked by court on executive orders, ramps up agency moves against unions 2019-07-11 [WaPo]

How a Transit Union Triumphed in an Anti-Union Stronghold 2019-07-05 [Labor Notes]

Transit Union Triumphs in Anti-Union Stronghold 2019-07-03 [Labor Notes]

Faculty Association tackles labor and culture issues in its first five years 2019-04-22 [Hatchet]

Graduate student workers unionize for better working conditions: Union formed to improve pay, access to student health services 2019-04-21 [Eagle]

Nurses Picket VA Headquarters to Protest Private Care and Vacancies 2019-03-16 [Gov Exec]

D.C.’s only unionized charter school filed another federal labor complaint — this time as its campus is shutting down 2019-03-10 [Wash Post]

The Government Shutdown Ended, But D.C. Is Preparing For The Next One 2019-02-06 [WAMU]

With Federal Workers Locked Out, Where Are Those Right-to-Work Groups? 2019-01-26 [Common Dreams]

D.C. Labor chorus: ‘The musical arm of the resistance’ 2019-01-21 [Wash Post]

Saying *today we face another type of disaster,* chef opens kitchen to feed DC-area federal workers 2019-01-21 [Daily Kos]

In Shadow of Trump Hotel, Unpaid Federal Workers Find Help 2019-01-18 [NYTimes]

Trumpka rallies to reopen the government 2019-01-10 [AFL-CIO]

Nation’s largest union, Columbia chef team up to feed airport workers during shutdown 2019-01-13 [The State]

We’re all in the same boat: Furloughed federal workers flock to Amer Univ for a day of classes and distraction 2019-01-09 [Wash Post]

Government, union leaders fight closure of Catholic hospital serving the poorest in D.C. 2018-12-31 [Natl Catholic Reporter]

American Federations of Teachers building defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti 2018-12-14 [JTA]

Statement on Anti-Semitic Vandalism at AFT 2018-12-13 [AFL-CIO]

Anti-Semitic graffiti sprayed on and around American Federation of Teachers headquarters 2018-12-13 [Washington Post]

Antisemitic graffiti defaces teachers' union building in Washington DC 2018-12-13 [The Guardian]

Georgetown Grad Assistants Form Union 2018-11-13 [Inside Higher Ed]

American Univ worker’s controversial removal from AU position sparks calls for reinstatement 2018-11-06 [Eagle]

AFL-CIO Faces a Strike of Its Own 2018-10-10 [Bloomberg]

Tipped Workers Do Better When They’re Paid the Same as Everyone Else 2018-09-14 [Am Prospect]

Metro must pay $82 million in wage increases to thousands of workers, arbitration panel says 2018-08-16 [Wash Post]

DC Transit Wanted to Give Special Transport for White Supremacists. This Union Said Hell No 2018-08-11 [In These Times]

DC ATU 698 & Pres Jackie Jeter Action To Stop Segregated Cars For Racists For more info 2018-08-08 [WWR]

Transit union forces D.C. officials to scrap special treatment for white nationalists 2018-08-07 [Daily Kos]

Hate group to be provided 3 private Metro rail cars ahead of Unite the Right rally 2018-08-05 [WJLA]

Transit Union Refuses to Bring White Nationalists to 'Unite the Right' Rally 2018-08-05 [Fortune]

Metro reaches agreement with 2nd-largest union; still no word on strike from ATU Local 689 2018-07-31 [The Post]

Metro Strike Authorized, Commuter Chaos Looms (ICYMI) 2018-07-22 [Patch]

With strike threat looming, Metro’s largest union lays out demands in letter to elected officials 2018-07-19 [The Post]

Washington Metro, union leaders meet amid strike threat 2018-07-18 [The National Post]

Metro workers union calls for strike at Washington Metro 2018-07-17 [WBAL]

Washington Metro workers approve strike amid rising tensions 2018-07-17 [WTHR]

Metro workers authorize strike 2018-07-16 [Washington Post]

Thousands of workers vote on Metro union worker strike 2018-07-16 [WUSA]

Metro's Largest Union Votes in Favor of Strike 2018-07-16 [NBC]

With All-Star Week underway, Metro workers weigh possible labor strike 2018-07-16 [Wash Post]

ATU, with two slowdowns already, threatens three-day transit strike in D.C. 2018-07-15 [WTOP]

Metro says worker labor action leads to delays 2018-07-05 [WTOP]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]