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'We can see your greedy side': Union workers protest at Montgomery Co. Councilman's house 2020-05-19 [WJLA]

County and Labor Representatives Reach Agreement on Recognizing the Risks of On-site Employees 2020-04-11 [MontgomeryCountyMD.gov]

Baltimore unions told there could be pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs because of coronavirus budget shortfall 2020-04-11 [Baltimore Sun]

Baltimore Police union says department lacks hand sanitizer and other basic supplies amid coronavirus spread 2020-03-23 [Baltimore Sun]

Pot Co. Workers Sign Maryland's First Cannabis Union CBA 2020-01-09 [Law360]

Maryland Gov. Hogan, largest state employee union at odds over 1% cost-of-living raise 2020-01-04 [Baltimore Sun]

Gig work: It’s on the rise and for many in the Baltimore area, a way of life 2019-11-30 [Baltimore Sun]

Hyatt Regency hotel workers win minimum wage increase 2019-11-02 [Baltimore Biz Jrnl]

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra reaches 1-year tentative deal 2019-09-22 [Albany Times Union]

BSO musicians file labor complaint, return to picket line 2019-09-11 [Baltimore Sun]

Union leaders and supporters protest Johns Hopkins lawsuits against low-income patients 2019-07-22 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

Huge rally at Johns Hopkins Hospital July 20th to protest JHH's agressive practice of suing patients with medical debt 2019-07-18 [National Nurses United]

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians officially locked out 2019-06-18 [Washington Post]

Johns Hopkins reaches settlement with registered nurses affirming nurses guarenteed right to unionize 2019-06-10 [National Nurses United]

The Radical Teachers’ Movement Comes to Baltimore 2019-06-08 [The Nation]

Johns Hopkins Hospital, nurses reach settlement over unionization rights 2019-06-07 [Becker's Hosp Rev]

Federal labor board issues order in nurses’ union effort at Johns Hopkins Hospital 2019-06-06 [San Diego Union-Tribune]

UFCW Welcomes Vireo Health Workers in Maryland to Union Family 2019-04-10 [UFCW]

Union Seeks Answers About Shoppers Food Warehouses Being Sold 2019-03-27 [4Washington]

New England Motor Freight trucking firm closes and lays off 233 in Maryland, including 59 in Baltimore 2019-03-06 [Baltimore Sun]

Johns Hopkins Hospital accused of retaliating against unionizing nurses, including firing one 2019-02-15 [Baltimore Sun]

Johns Hopkins accused of retaliating over nurses union effort 2019-02-15 [Wash Post]

Unions are important — but they won’t end UMD’s unethical treatment of workers: The fight for labor rights must go further 2019-02-15 [Diamondback]

Celebrating the Legacy of Rosa Parks with Transit Equity Day 2019-02-12 [Sierra Club]

Maryland lawmakers look for ways to protect federal workers 2019-01-29 [WTOP]

‘Never seen it like this’: In a town of low-paid federal workers, the shutdown stings 2019-01-21 [Wash Post]

TSA Shutters Baltimore Airport Security Checkpoint Over ‘Excessive Callouts’ 2019-01-20 [Huff Post]

Transit union, Maryland Dem offering free meals to furloughed federal workers 2019-01-13 [The Hill]

Baltimore Teachers Union addresses violent student attacks 2018-12-26 [The Grio]

Baltimore Teachers Union starts school safety taskforce after reported attacks on teachers and school staff 2018-12-01 [FOX]

Federal labor board finds further evidence of Johns Hopkins interfering in nurse unionization effort 2018-11-15 [Balto Sun]

Two workers have died at an Amazon warehouse in Baltimore: Officials said a 50-foot wall collapsed during a storm 2018-11-04 [Recode]

Federal labor board finds Johns Hopkins Hospital tried to deter nurses from forming union 2018-11-01 [Baltimore Sun]

Health workers tell of poor building conditions 2018-10-28 [Albany Times Union]

MD state workers demand increased staffing, pay 2018-10-27 [Albany Times Union]

Workers rally in Annapolis for higher pay; Hogan administration calls event a setback in negotiations 2018-10-26 [Balto Sun]

St. Mary*s College of Maryland students, staff march for union negotiations 2018-10-03 [Enterprise]

Union members rally at the Potomac Center in Hagerstown 2018-09-21 [HMMedia]

“I just want an opportunity to stay above water”: UMD employees are calling for raises 2018-09-17 [Diamondback]

Workers picket for labor rights at Marriott 2018-08-10 [WBAL-TV]

UNITE HERE union eyes organizing campaign at Baltimore Marriott 2018-08-10 [Baltimore Sun ]

Local 400 Member Helps Organize Union At His Second Job 2018-07-14 [UFCW]

US seafood industry struggles without foreign workers 2018-07-08 [Aljazeera]

“No More Racist Bosses”: Why Workers at a Suburban Target Store Are Protesting 2018-07-07 [In These Times]

Nurses at Johns Hopkins allege hospital is impeding their efforts to unionize 2018-06-26 [Baltimore Sun]

Baltimore Dunkin* Donuts Sign Asks Customers To Snitch On Workers Not Speaking English 2018-06-19 [Huff Post]

Construction Worker Killed In Baltimore Trench Collapse Laid To Rest 2018-06-11 [CBS]

Facing difficult decisions, Howard Cty school unions reach initial accord on contracts 2018-05-28 [Baltimore Sun]

Nurses Demand Johns Hopkins Halt Anti-Union Campaign 2018-04-27 [Real News]

Martin Luther King Jr. and Workers Rights in Baltimore 2018-04-05 [Black Perspectives]

This month in labour history

1-05-1886 Between 300,000 to half a million workers went on strike and rallies were held throughout the United States, with the cry, "Eight-hour day with no cut in pay". [more]

2-05-1843 "Mill girls" – overwhelmingly female textile workers – walked out on strike in Massachusetts for better conditions. [more]

2-05-1968 4,000 workers in the Hamtramck auto plant in Detroit walked out against speed up. Several black strikers met in a bar opposite and founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement to organise black workers. [more]

3-05-1895 Eugene V. Debs and 6 other union railroad leaders are sentenced to 6 months in prison for contempt of court during a hearing over a strike at the Pullman luxury car manufacturing plants. [more]

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

7-05-1912 New York City waiters and waitresses walked out on strike [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

15-05-1946 489 city workers in Rochester, NY were sacked for organising a union. They protested the next day, and sympathy strikes began, growing to a general strike, when bosses caved and reinstated the sacked workers. [more]

15-05-1935 Folk singer, labor organiser and IWW member Utah Phillips is born. [more]

16-05-1934 Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike, shutting down almost all commercial transport in the city. The dispute lasted over three months, ending with most of the workers’ demands being met in a landmark win. [more]

17-05-1946 The US govt seized the nation's railroads to stop a nationwide strike. Workers walked out anyway and only the President's threat to draft the strikers and call up the army to run the railroads forced them back to work. [more]

18-05-1928 "Big Bill" Haywood, former mineworker and founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World revolutionary union, dies in Moscow. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

20-05-1926 The first federal legislation asserting workers' right to form unions takes effect today in the rail industry. [more]

21-05-1945 The US government took over the bituminous coal mines to try to break a six-week miners' strike. The miners held out, forcing the govt to grant workers' demands which had been unacceptable to the operators. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

23-05-1903 Some 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, are on strike in the Philadelphia area protesting against 60-hour weeks including night hours imposed on children. [more]

24-05-1995 After 10 months on strike against 12-hour shifts and wage increases linked to productivity, 2300 workers from 5 Bridgestone-Firestone factories resign themselves to going back to work without a collective agreement. [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

25-05-1805 A Philadelphia shoemakers' strike was broken when workers were arrested and accused of violating an English law proclaiming criminal any conspiracy to force a collective increase in wages. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1946 The Rochester general strike ended after just one day with victory for the workers. They won reinstatement for hundreds of city workers who had been sacked for forming a union, dropping of all charges, and recognition of the union. [more]

29-05-1941 Disney Studios animators in LA strike for union recognition. 16 were fired. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]