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Uber Has To Pay Almost $650 Million To New Jersey In Employment Taxes 2019-12-02 [Industry News Chronicle]

Former NJ ILA union official pleads guilty to soliciting, accepting bribes 2019-10-17 [The Hill]

Will N.J. public worker pension fund help tobacco farmworkers form a union? 2019-10-01 [NJ]

Let’s celebrate our immigrant tradition this Labor Day 2019-09-02 [Star-Ledger]

N.J. blueberry farms house workers in storage sheds, pollute groundwater 2019-08-09 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Municipalities weigh options for future labor deals 2019-08-01 [NJTV]

NJ Task Force on Independent Contractor Misclassification Releases Report, Recommendations 2019-07-26 [Natl Law Rev]

New Jersey Task Force on Independent Contractor Misclassification Releases Report, Recommendations 2019-07-23 [Lexology]

‘Independent contractors’? Gov Murphy says workers being cheated 2019-07-10 [NJ1015]

Murphy signs bills protecting first responders’ benefits 2019-07-09 [NJTV]

NJ EDA Needs to Suspend NFI’s $80 Mil Tax Break 2019-07-09 [Justice for Port Drives / Teamsters]

How Did 'Union Guy' Steve Sweeney Become Labor's Public Enemy No. 1? 2019-06-25 [WNYC]

NJ first in nation to require panic buttons for hotel workers 2019-06-13 [App]

Rutgers part-time faculty approve new contract with raises ranging from 12 to 33 percent 2019-06-01 [North Jersey]

UFCW Local 152 Attends NJ State Assembly Meeting In Support of Expanding Medical Cannabis 2019-05-28 [UFCW Local 152]

Phillipsburg union member speaks out at town council meeting 2019-05-22 [WFMZ]

Some part-time lecturers not happy with new Rutgers contract 2019-05-20 [NJ Spotlight]

Sweeney, jeered off stage by union members, doesn’t back down: ‘I’m ready for a fight’ 2019-05-17 [ROI-NJ]

ExxonMobil union workers at this N.J. research center are going on strike 2019-05-02 [NJ]

Exxon Mobil lab workers in NJ set to strike 2019-05-01 [Morning Call]

Tackling pay inequity, new Rutgers faculty contract could become a national template 2019-04-20 [North Jersey]

Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract! 2019-04-18 [Equity Security]

Hard Rock casino employees vote for union contract 2019-04-12 [Atlantic City]

Amid declining membership, unions attempt to expand the appeal and benefits of organizing 2019-04-09 [NJ Biz]

Rutgers faculty union members, preparing for possible strike, sign up for picket duty 2019-04-02 [North Jersey]

Avi Lyon, former head of Jewish Labor Committee, is dead at 76 2019-04-02 [JTA]

New Yorkers Mark Triangle Shirtwaist Anniversary and Push For Permanent Memorial 2019-03-26 [Bedford + Bowery]

Rutgers faculty union authorizes strike 2019-03-25 [Daily Targum]

Rutgers faculty members vote to authorize their union leaders to call for a strike 2019-03-20 [North Jersey]

Deal between N.J. state workers union and Murphy includes raises, reduced health care costs. Here are the details. 2019-03-08 [NJ Advanced Media]

Program Launched to Increase Women in Construction Trades Unions 2019-03-07 [TAP]

Atlantic City Firefighter union sues the state 2019-03-07 [Press of Atlantic City]

Offshore wind firm partners with South Jersey unions 2019-02-21 [Atl City Press]

GOP senator introduces bill to exempt local school, government workers from $15 min. wage 2019-02-21 [Burlington Cty Times]

Gov. Phil Murphy signs NJ $15 minimum wage bill into law 2019-02-04 [NorthJersey.com]

Undocumented Workers Lose Their Jobs at Yet Another Trump Property 2019-02-02 [NYTimes]

Federal Employees Rally for an End to Government Shutdown 2019-01-22 [SNJ]

Atlantic City Women's March organizers to make announcement Wednesday 2019-01-09 [The Press]

Car wash workers were making $3.50 an hour. Their ex-boss just had to pay them $5M. 2018-12-23 [NJ Advance Media]

NJ Warehouse Workers Say Amazon Jobs Are Unsafe, Grueling 2018-12-15 [Patch NJ]

Workers' rights organizations are questioning the safety of collaborative robots in the wake of an incident at an Amazon fulfillment center 2018-12-13 [Design News]

NJ urged to enforce ‘code of conduct’ for Amazon workers 2018-12-13 [Guardian]

‘Fed Up’ Rutgers Faculty Protest Slow Contract Talks, Threaten to Strike 2018-12-07 [Spotlight]

Rutgers pacts with five labor unions: students demand minimum wage hike 2018-12-07 [NJ Biz]

24 Amazon Warehouse Workers Hospitalized After Bear-Repellent Accident 2018-12-07 [WSJ]

Robot Punctures Can Of Bear Repellent At Amazon Warehouse, Sickening Workers 2018-12-07 [NPR]

Rutgers-Newark Professors Protest Pay Differences Across All 3 Campuses 2018-11-15 [Tap Into Newark]

N.J. hotel workers will head to polls on paid time off, thanks to union 2018-11-03 [NJ]

XPO drivers in N.J. agree to join Teamsters 2018-10-31 [Freight Waves]

New Brunswick, Perth Amboy Mayors Call for Passage of $15 min wage 2018-10-12 [Tap Into]

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]