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United Steelworkers, IBEW accepts Clearwater Paper new contract 2020-01-10 [KLEW]

Nation’s Longest Ongoing Strike Comes to an End After 1,029 Days 2020-01-10 [Bloomberg]

With a narrow vote, Lucky Friday miners union accepts contract after more than two years on strike 2020-01-08 [Spokesman-Rev]

Workers Union at Lucky Friday Mine declares strike over 2020-01-07 [KXLY]

United Steelworkers Local 5114 says an agreement has been reached to end the strike at the Lucky Friday mine in Mulan, Idaho 2020-01-07 [Daily Gaming World]

Hecla Mining Co. and Lucky Friday workers reach tentative agreement to end two year strike 2019-11-11 [KREM]

North ID workers memorial becomes reality 2019-04-27 [CDA Press]

A Teacher Writes About the School That Ivanka Trump and Tim Cook Visited 2018-12-03 [Diane Ravitch]

Striking Miners Will Rally Friday at Hecla Headquarters 2018-07-19 [USW]

Outreach to help sick former nuke workers at Idaho Natl Labs get help 2018-07-04 [Post Register]

Coeur d*Alene to honor lost workers 2018-04-28 [Coeur d'Alene Press]

Workers at Lucky Friday mine have been on strike for 370 days For more info 2018-03-19 [Mining]

Miners march on anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike 2018-03-19 [The Tribune]

Silver Valley Miners march on one-year anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike 2018-03-18 [Spokesman-Review]

USW Plans Rally and March to Mark One Year of Solidarity in Lucky Friday Strike 2018-03-16 [USW]

Hecla Mine Strike to Continue After Union Nixes Arbitration 2018-03-10 [Bloomberg]

USW 5114 shoots down arbitration 2018-03-09 [Shoshone News-Press]

Study: Number of teenage workers steadily declining 2018-01-29 [KMVT]

USW rejects contract offer at Americas Silver Galena mine 2017-12-29 [Platts]

Day 282: Lucky Friday Strike continues on 2017-12-20 [The News-Press]

Democrat workers vote for union 2017-12-14 [The Record]

NLRB sets hearing for Lamb Weston case 2017-12-10 [Magic Valley]

Boise Democratic Party Staffers Vote To Unionize 2017-12-08 [Boise PR]

“Mine” versus Ours 2017-11-26 [USW]

Farmers turn to guest workers to fill labor gap 2017-11-19 [Spokesman-Review]

State may save by moving state workers’ health insurance off Blue Cross, report says 2017-10-01 [ID Statesman]

Four Months into Strike, Miners Stand Strong For more info 2017-07-29 [Labor Notes]

Manure ponds can be deadly for farm workers 2017-07-18 [Idaho Statesman]

Lamb Weston employees say anti-union firm is intimidating them at work 2017-06-26 [MagicValley]

Idaho’s jobs need to offer fair wages, safe working environment 2017-06-03 [ID Statesman]

Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine 2017-03-23 [Spokesman-Review]

USW Local 5114 unanimously votes to continue strike 2017-03-18 [Shoshone News-Press]

Silver Valley miners strike, shutting down Lucky Friday mine 2017-03-14 [The Spokesman-Review]

It’s past time women got equal pay 2017-02-19 [ID Statesman]

Trump deportations could hit 1 in 4 ag workers 2016-11-19 [Wash Times]

Federal judge upholds right-to-work law 2016-10-26 [Magic Valley]

Bill to Prevent Cities from Raising Minimum Wage Advances in ID House 2016-02-16 [Public News Service]

Coalition working to raise Idaho's minimum wage releases minimum wage report 2016-01-23 [Claearwater Tribune]

School Lunch Lady Gives Free Meal to Hungry Student, Gets Fired For more info 2015-12-24 [Diane Ravitch]

UAW-FCA deal appears headed for defeat 2015-09-30 [The Detroit News]

9th Circuit rules state anti-union law invalid 2015-09-20 [Washington Times]

9th Circuit rejects state's appeal, says anti-union law passed in 2011 was invalid 2015-09-17 [Spokesman-Review]

Anti-union law invalid, 9th Circuit Court rules 2015-09-17 [Spokesman-Review]

Teachers, district reach agreement after federal mediation 2015-07-22 [Teton Valley News]

New lawsuit filed over 2011 plutonium accident in Idaho lab 2015-05-17 [Times Union]

Bill That Would Raise Minimum Wage Gets Print Hearing 2015-02-28 [Boise Weekly]

Boost the Minimum Wage 2015-01-18 [Times-News]

Right-to-Work helps decrease public-sector unions from 11% to 3% in 30 year span 2014-12-12 [Idaho Stateman]

Firefighters receive bump in pay with new labor agreement 2014-09-28 [Press-Tribune]

History: Labor unions rushed to form at turn of century 2014-09-28 [Idaho Statesman]

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]