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Kentucky coal miner protest ends in victory for the few who remained;company pays all wages 2020-01-16 [Lexington Herald Leader]

JCPS teachers' union may get 10 leave days in hopes of preventing 'sickouts' this session 2020-01-10 [WDRB]

Beshear restores workplace safety board abolished by Bevin 2020-01-10 [SFChronicle]

KY Labor Cabinet reverses stance that 1,074 teachers broke law with 'sick outs' 2020-01-03 [WDRB]

Paducah unions raise $10,000 to help brighten Christmas for 100 disadvantaged children 2019-12-23 [Forward KY]

New Governor Invites Teachers to Lead Inaugural Parade! 2019-11-16 [Diane Ravitch]

Teachers unions made the difference in the Kentucky governor's race 2019-11-07 [Washington Post]

Blackjewel Coal Miners to Get Millions in Back Pay After Train Blockade 2019-10-25 [NYTimes]

Local UAW chapter votes against new GM contract 2019-10-24 [WKYT]

Fighting GM puts a financial squeeze on striking union workers 2019-10-04 [Reuters]

Inside the Harlan County coal miner protest 2019-09-11 [Rolling Stone]

Unpaid Kentucky coalminers have been blocking a train track for three weeks 2019-08-28 [Radio CBC]

Louisville Ford workers to vote on strike 'authorization' amid contract talks 2019-08-27 [WDRB]

Candidate Bernie Sanders backs striking telecom workers 2019-08-26 [AP]

Bernie Sanders visits striking AT&T workers in Louisville 2019-08-26 [Wave 3 News]

AT&T Workers In Hopkinsville Join Southeast Strike Over Contract Dispute 2019-08-26 [WKMS]

On a Kentucky Train Track, a Union Protest without the Union 2019-08-20 [Humanist]

Miners' pay protest grows where 'Bloody Harlan' labor wars once raged 2019-08-19 [NY Times]

A Look At Labor Unions, Worker Safety And Right-To-Work In Kentucky 2019-08-12 [WFPL]

Kentucky Miners Are Camped Out on Railroad Tracks, Blocking a Coal Train, Demanding Their Stolen Wages 2019-08-02 [Labor Notes]

Kroger union workers in Kentucky and Indiana get a pay boost under new contract 2019-04-20 [Courier Jrnl]

Louisville union leaders express anger, frustration over Mayor Fischer's proposed salary freeze 2019-04-09 [WDRB]

Martin County residents receive large water donation from Teamsters local 2019-04-08 [WSAZ]

‘We’re human beings too.’ Lexington sanitation workers call for fair pay scale at rally 2019-04-06 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Fire destroys the Highlander Center, legendary union activist training site; decades of labor archives lost 2019-03-30 [Knoxville News Sentinel]

KY teachers stage a bold protest that scores national attention 2019-03-18 [Salon]

State taking names of teachers who called in sick to protest 2019-03-17 [ABC News]

Teachers in California, Kentucky hold mass sickout over labor issues 2019-03-01 [UPI]

How Four Roses Bourbon strikers fought off 2-Tier 2019-01-05 [Labor Notes]

How Four Roses Bourbon Strikers Fought Off Two-Tier 2019-01-04 [Labour Notes]

Special Session to Ram Through Pension Bill Collapses as Teachers Protest 2018-12-19 [Diane Ravitch]

Kentucky Supreme Court Strikes Down Pension Bill That Provoked Teacher Protests 2018-12-14 [Diane Ravitch]

Louisville USW members authorize strike against Asarco 2018-12-14 [S&P Global]

Kentucky's job protection for smokers comes under fire 2018-12-09 [WDRB]

Kentucky Supreme Court Dismisses Labor Unions’ Challenge to State Right-To-Work Law 2018-11-28 [Natl Law Rev]

KY Gov Matt Bevin Calls for “Breaking the Back” of the Teachers’ Union 2018-11-25 [Diane Ravitch]

Top Kentucky court upholds state RTW law 2018-11-18 [KFGO]

In Kentucky, deregulation and worker safety collide 2018-11-13 [Ctr Pub Integrity]

Financial health of worst-funded state pension plan got a bit worse 2018-11-09 [Courier Jrnl]

Kentucky’s main pension fund for state workers was already frail. It just got weaker 2018-11-09 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Teamsters bosses resist calls to reopen UPS contract after NO vote 2018-10-18 [WDRB]

Teachers, public employees rally at State Capitol with U Hauls; dominent theme: ‘Remember in November’ 2018-10-08 [No KY Tribune]

‘Move ‘em out’ trucks arrive at Capitol for lawmakers who voted for pension bill 2018-10-06 [Lexington Herald-Leader]

Louisville airport mechanics union rejects UPS labor contract 2018-10-03 [Courier Jrnl]

Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to two week settle strike 2018-09-23 [News Tribune]

Local teachers, unions renew vow to Remember-in-November 2018-09-23 [Messenger-Inquirer]

Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to settle two week strike 2018-09-22 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]

Four Roses bourbon workers on strike: Here's what we know now 2018-09-15 [Courier Jrnl]

This is why the workers strike at Four Roses has bigger implications 2018-09-14 [Courier Jrnl]

Union members on fourth day of labor strike outside Four Roses 2018-09-11 [WDRB]

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]