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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]

Local labor asks county to lay groundwork for worker organization 2018-03-31 [Kokomo Perspective]

Jeffboat to close its doors, union officials confirm 2018-03-26 [WorkBoat]

Homer-Center teachers union, school board agree to new contract 2018-03-17 [IN Gazette]

This month in labour history

3-04-1968 In a church in Memphis, Tennessee, 10,000 citizens gather to hear what will be the last speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He will stress the similarities between the labour movement and that of civil rights. [more]

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1973 housands of members of the United Farm Workers union walked out on strike. They were battling the Teamsters union over the right to represent farm workers. The dispute ended with victory for the UFW. [more]

15-04-1916 The newspaper of the Industrial Workers of the World union announced the formation of its Domestic Workers Union in Denver. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

16-04-1970 A white foreman at a Chrysler plant in Detroit threatened to murder a black worker. When the worker complained Chrysler sacked him. 1,000 workers, white and black, walked out on strike in protest until management backed down. [more]

17-04-1944 Members of the militant machinists' union Lodge 68 in San Francisco began an overtime ban in pursuance of a new contract. They ended up fighting the employer, the government and even the Communist Party. [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1894 A nationwide strike of coal miners against pay cuts began. 145,000 miners walked out, and despite violent repression and facing starvation they held out for weeks and won some concessions. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

21-04-1920 The Anaconda Road massacre took place in Butte, Montana, when mine guards employed by the Anaconda company shot 17 striking miners, killing one. All were shot in the back as they tried to flee. No one was charged for the killing. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]