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Nursing homes struggle to find enough masks, gowns 2020-04-12 [NH Union Leader]

Unemployment claims reach 100K, stressing employees 2020-04-08 [NH Union Leader]

Value state workers risking their health 2020-04-05 [NH Union Leader]

Lakes Region hospitals to furlough more than 600 employees 2020-04-04 [NH Union Leader]

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]

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]

2-05-1968 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]

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

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

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

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]

25-05-1805 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]

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]

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]

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

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

31-05-1943 At the Detroit Packard Motor Co factory, in full war production, 25,000 white workers go on strike when 3 black workers are promoted to a line previously occupied only by whites. The 3 are transferred. [more]