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Idaho sees an influx of coronavirus infections among health care workers 2020-06-07 [ID Statesman]

Pocatello police, fire departments agree to extend contracts in light of COVID-19 pandemic 2020-05-03 [ID State Jrnl]

Workers, Idahoans could have less pesticide protection if EPA rolls back this regulation 2020-02-03 [SouthernMN]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-07-1835 In Paterson, New Jersey, children from the textile factories that manufacture silk go on strike for the 11-hour day and the 6-day week. They win a 69 hour week. [more]

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]