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Indiana CEOs make 296 times more than workers, according to the AFL-CIO's Executive Paywatch report 2020-08-02 [IN Eco Digest]

Merrillville rally calls for living wages, hazard pay for home health care workers 2020-07-02 [NWI]

Barring Highly Skilled Immigrant Workers Will Affect Indiana's Industries, Universities 2020-06-24 [IPM]

NWI unions donating masks to health care workers in COVID-19 battle 2020-03-21 [The Times]

Hundreds of Indiana Warehouse Workers Face Job Uncertainty 2020-01-22 [WBIW]

GM lays off last temp workers at Kokomo plant 2020-01-20 [Kokomo Tribune]

United Steelworkers file suit against Alcoa over termination of life insurance policies 2019-12-22 [NNY360]

Teachers' wants are students' needs 2019-11-25 [NWTimes]

1000S of teacers pack statehouse, calling for more pay and increased funding 2019-11-20 [Time]

Thousands of Teachers Will Rally on November 19 2019-11-16 [Diane Ravitch]

UAW prepares Fort Wayne Assembly workers for strike 2019-09-15 [NBC]

Regal Beloit workers continue strike after company announces it will close Valparaiso plant with about 170 employees 2019-08-30 [Chicago Tribune]

3 LaPorte County workers contract Legionnaires' disease 2019-08-24 [South Bend Tribune]

Regal Beloit union workers picket in downtown Beloit after talks stall 2019-08-23 [Beloit Daily News]

Explosion at northwestern Indiana business injures 3 workers 2019-08-15 [Albany Times Union]

Unions at Work: Kroger Workers in Indiana Ratify 3-Year Contract 2019-06-18 [Bloomberg]

Union workers at Arconic vote on strike 2019-06-07 [WLFI]

Strike vote underway for Alcoa union workers 2019-05-30 [14 News]

Workers killed on the job honored with memorial and new law 2019-04-30 [WTHR]

Local workers’ group remembers Burmese man who died on job, demands employer accountability 2019-03-11 [WPTA]

Industrial upturn? Northwest Indiana workers secure raises 2019-03-04 [AP]

Industrial upturn? Northwest Indiana workers secure raises 2019-03-04 [News&Observer]

State Senator Seeks to Scrap Child Labor Laws 2019-01-31 [OHS]

Politician who employs hundreds of young teenagers has proposed a new law to scrap restrictions on child labor in his state 2019-01-31 [Irish Legal News]

 VIDEO Teachers Credit Union assisting federal workers impacted by government shutdown 2019-01-20 [ABC57]

Terre Haute Federal Prison Workers: All Work and No Pay 2019-01-06 [My Wabash Valley]

UAW lawsuit fights GM’s use of temps in Fort Wayne 2019-01-03 [Vindicator]

Union workers protest at Costco construction site 2018-12-11 [Tristate]

Scabs replacing union members at Indiana Regional Medical Center 2018-11-28 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Indianapolis janitors push for health care, sick days, and a living wage 2018-11-03 [Labor Notes]

IRMC, nurses still far apart as contract expires 2018-11-02 [Indiana Gazette]

Labor unions continue to support area children 2018-10-18 [Kokomo Perspective]

Thousands of workers say their employers left them high and dry--without a paycheck 2018-10-11 [ABC]

Indiana mail carriers rally outside Susan Brooks' Carmel office to oppose privatization 2018-10-10 [IndyStar]

USMCA: lawmakers, union groups want more 2018-10-04 [ABC]

NW IN steel workers eye strike authorization vote 2018-09-09 [Post-Tribune]

Indiana Chamber of Commerce to Hold Secret Anti-Union Event 2018-08-23 [USNews]

Indiana Chamber of Commerce sets October 'union-free' seminar 2018-08-23 [Jrnl Gazette]

AT&T workers rally in Indianapolis against broken promises since federal tax cut 2018-08-09 [IndyStar]

 VIDEO “The Mexicans shut this motherfucker down” 2018-08-04 [Rank and File]

Workers Walk Out When Two are Wrongly Let Go 2018-08-04 [Daily Kos]

Watch this video of workers recognizing how much power they have at UPS For more info 2018-08-04 [Fast Co]

Union Electric Steel workers in Valpo end strike after getting raises 2018-07-10 [NWI]

Report finds affordable apartments out of reach for many area workers 2018-06-14 [Indianapolis Biz Jrnl]

Union Electric Steel workers in Valpo go on strike 2018-06-11 [nwiTimes]

June 16 is Eugene V. Debs Day in Terre Haute 2018-06-10 [Tribune Star]

AT&T workers strike across the Midwest, including in South Bend 2018-06-05 [South Bend Tribune]

Honeywell plans to cut healthcare for 4,700 retirees 2018-04-29 [South Bend Tribune]

BUILD program works to prepare a new generation of skilled trades workers 2018-04-29 [News-Sentinel]

Union accuses Albanese gummi bear maker of disrupting unionizing push 2018-04-27 [WANE]

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]