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Workers, USW Report Kumho's COVID-19 Safety Lapses 2020-07-21 [WFMZ]

More than 1,400 Georgia healthcare workers sign letter asking governor for more coronavirus restrictions 2020-07-05 [Channel 3000]

GA Health Care Workers Urge Kemp To Make Masks Mandatory 2020-07-02 [WABE]

Georgia companies worry about restrictions on guest workers 2020-06-26 [AJC]

Teamsters Demand Republic Services End Abuse of Black Workers in Atlanta 2020-06-26 [Teamsters]

Healthcare workers around metro Atlanta, country kneel for 8 minutes, 46 seconds 2020-06-07 [WSB-TV]

As Restaurants Reopen in Georgia, Some Workers Fear Becoming ‘Guinea Pigs’ 2020-04-28 [Civil Eats]

Four workers died from coronavirus at a Tyson Foods poultry plant 2020-04-20 [Changing America]

Perdue Farms employees walk out after no wage increase amid COVID-19 2020-03-30 [WMGT]

'This is not a playing matter': Perdue plant employees walk out over COVID-19 concerns 2020-03-26 [13WMAZ]

Teamsters file lawsuit against Atlanta-based regional airline 2020-01-31 [Atlanta Biz Jrnl]

Stampede of workers flee business in fear of ICE raids 2019-08-19 [PIX11]

Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike, ignites social media 2019-05-12 [MSN]

Tyson workers in Camila to benefit from new poultry industry contract 2019-04-15 [Albany Herald]

After Visit From AFGE Delegation, GOP Congressman Under Fire for Most Racist Office Display Ever 2019-02-14 [Root]

MARTA to seek court action to end bus driver ‘sick-out’ 2019-01-29 [AJC]

Local federal workers hold rally urging end to shutdown 2019-01-20 [Augusta Chronicle]

Voter-suppression lawsuit against GA by group representing domestic workers is filed 2018-12-01 [Am Prospect]

It hasn't benefited us a dime: Georgia steelworkers verdict on Trump tariffs 2018-11-12 [Guardian]

More than 100 years ago, black domestic workers in Georgia rose up for better pay. Now they’re getting out the vote for Stacey Abrams 2018-11-06 [NYTimes]

Suit says GA State Univ workers pressured to remove low test scores 2018-11-01 [Atlanta Jrnl-Constitution]

How 25 Georgia workers died on the job in less than a year 2018-10-02 [Atlanta Biz Jrnl]

Bull Moose Tube lockout continue; workers still unemployed 2018-09-14 [WRCB]

Atlanta sanitation workers who went on strike reach tentative deal 2018-08-19 [AJC]

Atlanta sanitation workers end strike with hopes of new contract 2018-08-11 [AJC]

Teamsters Authorize Strike at Republic Services in Atlanta 2018-08-09 [Teamsters]

Union program helps refine transactions 2018-05-14 [Automotive News]

2 workers hurt in train fire at Six Flags Over Georgia 2018-05-14 [AP]

Workers Memorial Day gathering honors Macon County residents who have died on the job 2018-04-28 [Herald&Review]

Bulldog 93.3 refuses to advertise Univ GA union, criticized by community 2018-02-20 [Red &Black]

Healthcare workers to protest Dignity mega-merger Tuesday at Mercy Hospital Southwest 2018-02-20 [Bakersfield]

Emory Univ Bon Appetit Workers Vote Against Union 2018-02-07 [Emory Wheel]

Univ GA CWA local announces official charter 2018-01-22 [Red&Black]

Program for injured workers regularly in the red 2018-01-06 [AJC]

Atlanta Workers Excited About Possible Amazon Headquarters 2017-12-21 [Atlanta Patch]

City council approves ATL airport concessions worker retention measure 2017-12-05 [The Journal-Constitution]

Wage cut rollout leads Univ. of Georgia workers to launch union drive 2017-12-05 [People's World]

Atlanta weighs airport concessions worker retention measure 2017-11-30 [The Journal-Constitution]

Kumho Tire fires union leader: USW to challenge election results in Macon 2017-10-23 [IndustiALL]

“Outrage”: Kumho Tire In Georgia Fires Union Organizer After Narrow Union Election 2017-10-23 [Workers Independent News]

Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA 2017-10-18 [IndustriALL]

Kumho Tire Fires Union Activist Following Union Election Defeat in Georgia 2017-10-18 [Payday Report]

Kumho Tire fires union leader in USA 2017-10-18 [IndustriALL]

Employees at Macon’s newest manufacturer to vote whether to join union 2017-10-06 [The Telegraph]

Kumho Tire workers face crucial union vote 2017-10-05 [IndustriALL]

Anti-union campaign ahead of union recognition election at Kumho Tire Georgia, U.S.A 2017-09-28 [Labor Today Korea]

Are Georgia firms cheating 1,000s of workers out of benefits, health care? Yes! 2017-08-13 [PolitiFact]

Rep. Stacey Evans is right: many workers classified incorrectly 2017-08-13 [AJC]

Nestlé’s Makes the Very Best? Georgia Workers Vote To Unionize 2017-04-11 [In These Times]

Nestle workers in Georgia win a union voice 2017-04-07 [RWDSU]

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]