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Nashua looking to make its 14-hour polling time the standard 2020-02-09 [NH Union Leader]

Minimum wage bill is an investment in workers 2020-02-02 [Concord Monitor]

UNH unions, facing layoffs, vow solidarity 2020-01-29 [Fosters]

Bernie Sanders Picks Up Backing of Influential New Hampshire Union, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 2020-01-13 [NYTimes]

Bernie Sanders Lands Endorsement From New Hampshire SEIU 2020-01-13 [Inquisitr]

Bernie Sanders wins major New Hampshire union endorsement 2020-01-13 [Washington Times]

Local New Hampshire SEIU branch bucks national union to endorse Sanders 2020-01-13 [The Hill]

Sanders picks up coveted union endorsement in New Hampshire 2020-01-13 [Politico]

Local New Hampshire SEA/SEIU Backs Bernie Sanders, Bucking National Affiliate 2020-01-13 [NYTimes]

NH House votes to double minimum wage to $15 2020-01-11 [NH Union Leader]

As neighboring states raise minimum wage, NH companies could face pressure to pay more 2020-01-05 [NH Union Leader]

‘We’re busy’: Sanders gets cold shoulder from NH unions 2020-01-02 [Politico]

Bernie Stands with New Hampshire State Employees in Fight for Fair Contract 2019-12-29 [NH Labor News]

Keene teachers want safety steps adopted 2019-11-14 [NH Union Leader]

Teachers union accuses Keene district of lowering pensions 2019-10-25 [Sentinel Source]

What's Working: The signs all point to a need for workers 2019-09-29 [NH Union Leader]

Keene teachers union files complaint over discipline after reporting safety issues 2019-09-22 [Sentinel Source]

Sanders Out Front in 3-Way New Hampshire Primary Lead: Poll 2019-09-14 [NBC]

NH businesses counting on foreign workers for summer season 2019-04-14 [NH Union Leader]

Jim Kenyon: Dartmouth’s temporary workers could be a long-term problem 2019-03-31 [Valley News]

Jaffrey-Rindge teacher’s union files labor complaint against district 2019-03-07 [Monadnock Ledger-Transcript]

New Hampshire feels pain of longest government shutdown 2019-01-14 [NH Union Leader]

NH farmers worried as the shutdown rolls on 2019-01-06 [NH Union Leader]

State employees union, activists call on NH lawmakers to more than double mimimum wage 2018-09-18 [NH Union Leader]

Send A Proven Progressive Leader To Washington 2018-09-03 [NH Labor News]

Sanders coming back to N.H. to headline major Labor Day union breakfast 2018-08-09 [Concord Monitor]

New Parker-Varney Elementary School principal has *short fuse* says union for fired Raymond kindergarten teacher 2018-08-07 [NH Union Leader]

New Hampshire Reacts To Janus Decision 2018-07-13 [NH Labor News]

Manchester teachers union declares impasse in negotiations 2018-06-05 [NH Union Leader]

NHEC workers go on strike 2018-05-08 [WMUR]

N.H. Electric Co-op Workers Go on Strike§ 2018-05-08 [Valley News]

N.H. Union Members Invoke Spirit of MLK While Advocating for Employee Contract 50 Years After Assassination 2018-04-05 [Valley News]

Union advocates remember MLK, push for contracts for state workers 2018-04-05 [Concord Monitor]

On Anniversary of MLK’s Death, Faith and Labor Leaders Rally for Workers' Rights 2018-04-04 [NHPR]

Businesses decry bill requiring 14 days notice for work schedules 2018-02-07 [NH Union Leader]

Nashua Teachers' Union rejects proposal to extend school day by 14 minutes 2018-02-03 [The Union-Leader]

Attack On Voting Rights To Come Up For Vote In NH Senate Next Week 2018-01-01 [NH Labor]

MacKenzie adds to union support with CWA endorsement 2017-12-21 [WMUR]

Proposed program would wean injured workers off opioids 2017-10-29 [NH Union Leader]

Executive Council to hear injured health-care workers payment requests 2017-10-24 [NH Union Leader]

State to seek waiver on Medicaid work requirements 2017-10-22 [Albany Times Union]

GOP Gov Sununu bumps veteran labor leaders from workers comp appeals board 2017-09-07 [WMUR]

Sanders brings his national message home 2017-09-05 [Brattleboro Reformer]

Sen. Bernie Sanders Fires Up Crowd at AFL-CIO Labor Day Breakfast in Manchester 2017-09-05 [InDepth]

 VIDEO Hospital opens emergency department after odor sickens 19 workers 2017-08-13 [WCVB]

Labor leader Kevin Cavanaugh downplays anti-Trump sentiment in special election landslide 2017-07-28 [NH Union Leader]

Westinghouse, Union Reach Deal to End Newington Employee Lockout 2017-06-07 [NHPR]

Agreement reached between Westinghouse and NH union workers at Newington nuclear components plant 2017-06-06 [NH1]

Westinghouse workers seek support from State House legislators in 2nd week of lockout 2017-06-02 [NH Union Leader]

Labor board dismisses union charges against Sununu 2017-05-27 [NH Union Leader]

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]