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MS went big for Trump, but education supporters are threatening a political shakeup 2019-10-13 [Hechinger Report]

Teacher Activism Is Making Red State Governor Races Competitive 2019-10-12 [Diane Ravitch]

Chicago’s Koch Foods, whose Mississippi plant was raided by ICE, had history of ‘knowingly hiring and employing illegal aliens' 2019-08-17 [Chicago Tribune]

MS Food Processing Company Is Looking For Workers After ICE Raids 2019-08-13 [NPR]

Documents: Plant owners ‘willfully’ used ineligible workers 2019-08-10 [AP]

Raided Plant Owners ‘Willfully’ Used Undocumented Workers 2019-08-10 [Huff Post]

ICE Raids Targeted Workers Who Fought for Better Conditions 2019-08-10 [TruthOut]

ICE Mississippi Raid That Saw 680 Workers Arrested Took Place On First Day Of School, Causing Chaos For Children 2019-08-09 [Newsweek]

MS Immigration Raids Lead To Arrests Of Hundreds Of Workers 2019-08-09 [ME Public]

DOJ, ICE release 300 of nearly 700 workers detained in Mississippi raid 2019-08-09 [NYPost]

ICE raids targeted company whose workers won discrimination lawsuit 2019-08-08 [Democracy Now]

'Let them go!': Tears, shock over ICE raids at Mississippi food processing plants 2019-08-08 [Clarion Ledger]

MS Immigration Raids Net Hundreds Of Workers 2019-08-08 [NPR]

Minnesota Amazon workers plan Prime Day strike next week 2019-07-10 [ABC]

Thousands of airline food workers vote to authorize a strike 2019-06-24 [WCBI]

Maximus workers protest Mississippi business conditions, seek union 2019-06-08 [AP]

How Mississippi’s abundant low-wage workers earn less today than 50 years ago 2019-05-21 [Daily Journal]

Will Teachers in Mississippi Be Next to Strike? 2019-04-05 [Diane ravitch]

Undocumented workers find it hard to access worker’s comp 2019-03-04 [Gillette News Record]

Activist and labor organizer from 1963 lunch-counter protest photo dies at 84 2019-01-12 [NBC]

Why Prison Privatization is Bad: A Case Study 2018-04-20 [AFSCME]

CWA: Federal contractor underpaying workers at 11 call centers nationwide because of misclassification 2018-02-03 [USNews]

Communications Workers union accuses General Dynamics of wage violations in Hattiesburg 2018-02-03 [The American]

State dangerous for some workers, says report 2017-12-28 [NPR]

Mississippi shipyard union members vote to extend contract 2017-11-29 [AP]

7,000 Ingalls workers vote on new labor contract 2017-11-28 [WLOX]

Ingalls workers to vote on new labor contract 2017-11-23 [WLOX]

Reflections After the Union Loss 2017-11-02 [Jackson Free Press]

UAW takes Nissan to court, accusing it of playing dirty 2017-10-04 [Biz Live]

UAW Accuses Nissan Of Illegally Surveilling Workers Involved With Union Activity 2017-09-30 [Jalopnik]

UAW Alleges Nissan Surveils Workers at Plant Where Union Failed 2017-09-30 [Newsmax]

Canton swarmed by record-setting crowd for Labor Day festival 2017-09-06 [Mountaineer]

UAW’s loss at Nissan auto plant masks genuine progress for organized labor 2017-08-23 [Conversation]

Labor Voices: Nissan union vote was influenced 2017-08-23 [Detroit News]

Why Did Nissan Workers Vote No? 2017-08-12 [Labour Notes]

UAW Confront Renewed Resistance In The South 2017-08-11 [CO NPR]

Labor Lessons from Canton 2017-08-08 [Ricochet]

UAW loses Nissan vote in face of threats and intimidation 2017-08-07 [IndustriALL]

*Nissan, you made us mad*: Union promises to fight defeat 2017-08-07 [Guardian]

UAW accuses Nissan of scare tactics in big loss in organizing drive 2017-08-06 [NY Times]

Nissan workers reject UAW in crucial vote 2017-08-05 [USAToday]

Nissan workers in the South reject UAW, two to one 2017-08-05 [NY Times]

Bernie Sanders and DNC chair Tom Perez attack Nissan for anti-union campaign 2017-08-04 [Wash Post]

A Fight for Civil and Labor Rights: Union Vote Looms at Nissan 2017-08-04 [NBC]

Workers at Nissan plant casting ballots on union 2017-08-04 [Wash Post]

Workers at Mississippi Nissan plant casting ballots on union 2017-08-04 [The National Post]

Sign here! Tell Nissan to respect workers' freedom to collectively bargain on the job! 2017-08-04 [AFL-CIO]

Sanders Rips 'Greedy' Nissan, Backs Workers' Union Effort 2017-08-04 [Common Dreams]

Nissan attacked for one of 'nastiest anti-union campaigns' in modern US history 2017-08-02 [The Guardian]

Nissan workers deserve a voice 2017-08-03 [USA Today]

This month in labour history

1-12-1946 130,000 Oakland, USA workers go on general strike. [more]

1-12-1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott. [more]

4-12-1970 Cesar Chavez sentenced to 20 days in jail for not calling off United Farm Workers boycott of lettuce grower Bud Antle Inc. [more]

5-12-1955 The two main union federations in the USA merge to form the AFL-CIO, electing George Meany as president, [more]

6-12-1907 The worst mining disaster in American history occurs when an explosion in a Monongah mine in West Virginia kills 361 miners. [more]

7-12-1896 In Chicago, 11 activists found the National Union of Steam Engineers of America; the forerunner of International Union of Operating Engineers. [more]

8-12-1916 Bernice Fisher born. US civil rights activist, union organizer, original founder of Congress of Racial Equality. [more]

8-12-2001 230 jailed teachers in Middletown Township, NJ, ordered freed after agreement to end 9day strike & enter mediation. [more]

8-12-1886 The American Federation of Labor (AFL) is founded by 26 craft unions. Samuel Gompers is elected president. [more]

13-12-1924 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, dies. [more]

14-12-1995 Boeing machinists in the US win a pay rise and an imporved health plan after a 69 day strike. [more]

14-12-1852 American Socialist Daniel De Leon born. Trade union organiser, journalist and Marxist theoretician who died in 1914. [more]

19-12-1907 A group of 239 coal miners die during a mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania. [more]

19-12-1983 Greyhound bus strike ends when members of Amalgamated Transit Union ratify a contract that slashes wages & benefits by 15% [more]

21-12-1919 Emma Goldman is deported to Russia as part of a post-war crackdown on union and left-wing activists. [more]

21-12-1916 Emma Tenayuca, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

23-12-1908 AFL officers are found in contempt of court for urging a labor boycott of Buck's Stove and Range Co. in St Louis. [more]

24-12-1913 Seventy three striking miners and their families die in a stampede at the Italian Hall in Calumet, Michigan, after an unknown man enters shouting 'Fire!' [more]

24-12-1913 The Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking miners. [more]

25-12-1904 Philip Vera Cruz, labour leader & activist in Asian American civil rights movement, is born. Co-founder of United Farm Workers' Union. [more]

25-12-1910 Bomb destroys part of the Llewellyn Ironworks in Los Angeles where a bitter strike is ongoing. [more]

26-12-1877 First national convention of the Socialist Labor Party, the first Marxist party founded in the USA. [more]

27-12-1943 President Roosevelt seizes railroads to avoid a national strike. [more]

29-12-2006 More than 15,000 United Steel Workers members at 16 Goodyear Tire & Rubber plants end an 86-day strike, ratify three-year contract. [more]

30-12-1936 The United Auto Workers union stages its first sit-down strike. [more]

30-12-1936 The most famous of the Depression-era "sit down" strikes in the US begins at GM's Fisher Body plant in Flint, Michigan. [more]

30-12-1899 In the back room of Behrens’ cigar shop in Sedalia, Missiouri, US, 33 railroad clerks form Local Lodge Number 1 of the Order of the Railroad Clerks of America. [more]

31-12-1969 Murder of Joseph Yablonski, United Mine Workers labor leader, by killers hired by a union political opponent. [more]

31-12-1969 Rank-and-file UMWA activist Jock Yablonski is murdered along with his family by hitmen acting on the orders of union president. [more]