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Black Garbage Workers Go on Wildcat Strike in Pittsburgh as General Strike Wave Spreads 2020-03-26 [Payday Report]

Union Grocery Workers and Retail Workers to Get Increased Wages 2020-03-22 [Erie News Now]

Union: Hundreds of Philadelphia airport layoffs amid virus 2020-03-20 [Yahoo!]

Hundreds of PHL Airport workers are being laid off amid coronavirus outbreak 2020-03-19 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Union authorizes strike at Farrell steel plant 2020-03-07 [WKBN]

United Steelworkers agree to continue working under expired ATI contract 2020-03-03 [Trib Live]

We're Out. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Moves Union Convention From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh Over Labor Dispute 2020-03-03 [Daily American]

APSCUF approves coaches contract 2020-02-09 [Indiana Gazette]

Painters union launches national boycott of PPG in Pittsburgh 2020-02-04 [WITF]

Union Workers Call for Boycott of PPG Paints 2020-01-31 [KDKA]

Appeals Court Blocks Adjunct Union 2020-01-30 [Inside Higher Ed]

Minimum wage increase would benefit more than 2 million workers in Pennsylvania by 2025, researchers say 2020-01-29 [FOX]

What comes next for Philadelphia’s domestic workers? 2020-01-22 [WHYY]

Pitt is wasting its money on union battles 2020-01-15 [Pitt News]

What it means to workers when city steps up labor law enforcement | Editorial 2020-01-14 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Must Rehire Workers Despite Appeal 2020-01-10 [Law360]

Scabs Hired for Striking Langeloth Factory Employees 2020-01-09 [Intelligencer]

Why these Philly teachers say the school district is afraid of them winning the union election 2020-01-07 [Phila. Inquirer]

Striking United Auto Workers Local 1311 workers replaced by permanent workers 2020-01-07 [WTOV]

Pittsburgh Paper Flouted Order To Rehire Drivers, Union Says 2020-01-07 [Law360]

In 2019, thousands of Pa. workers lost their jobs with little notice. Our lawmakers can fix that 2020-01-04 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Newspaper Guild wins health care arbitration against Post-Gazette 2020-01-01 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

New overtime rules should help 60k workers 2020-01-01 [Citizens' Voice]

61,000 workers soon eligible for overtime pay 2019-12-31 [Lehigh Valley Live]

USW 5114: Striking miners to vote again 2019-12-28 [CDA Press]

Erie Federal Credit Union offering assistance program to workers affected by Erie Coke closure 2019-12-26 [Your Erie]

USW Members Approve Contract Covering 9,400 WestRock Workers 2019-12-21 [USW]

Sanders rides the bus Downtown with UPMC worker to talk about health care 2019-12-15 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Philly’s Einstein Medical Center spent $1.1 million on ‘union avoidance.’ It isn’t alone 2019-12-11 [Phila Inquirer]

Human Service Workers at Persad Center Vote to Join the USW 2019-12-07 [USW]

U.S. bankruptcy watchdog takes aim at Philly refiner’s executive bonus plan 2019-12-07 [CNBC]

These Philly baristas are taking on Starbucks. Does their fledgling worker movement stand a chance? 2019-12-02 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Must Halt Layoff Plan and Arbitrate 2019-11-30 [Bloomberg]

Federal Judge blocks Post-Gazette’s plan to layoff 30 teamsters, cut 40 more to part time 2019-11-30 [Pittsburgh Current]

Union sues to halt sale of cement plant in Lehigh Valley 2019-11-16 [WFMZ]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Lays Off More Than 30 Workers: Union 2019-11-13 [Patch]

Union workers and tribal leaders protest Trump’s support of fracking 2019-10-25 [Environmental Health News]

What to watch for in the UAW-Mack Trucks labor dispute 2019-10-16 [Morning Call]

Who did Pitt U include on its list of union-eligible faculty? 2019-10-16 [Pitt News]

Mack Truck workers set to go on strike, begin picketing Sunday morning 2019-10-13 [Morning Call]

Local Volvo workers set to go on strike 2019-10-13 [Herald Mail Media]

Union protests goPuff with controversial inflatable; non-union workers say it unsafely hogs sidewalk 2019-10-11 [KYW]

Pitt files exception to proposed grad union ruling 2019-10-09 [Pitt News]

WHYY says it will not recognize the union. Now what? 2019-10-09 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Google contract workers vote to join USW 2019-09-25 [Bloomberg]

UNI stands with Google contract workers as they vote for their union 2019-09-24 [UNI Global Union]

Democratic Candidates Fail to Impress Workers Who Are Dissatisfied With Trump 2019-09-20 [Intercept]

Penn continues to pay unlawful low wages, security guards and their union say 2019-09-18 [Daily Pennsylvanian]

Lehigh County: Striking Advance Auto Parts workers union fires back after court rules they can’t go near warehouse entrance 2019-09-13 [Morning Call]

Bankrupt Philadelphia refiner paid executives millions in bonuses just after fire: documents 2019-09-10 [KFGO]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1860 Some 6,000 shoemakers, later joined by 20,000 other workers, are on strike in Lynn, Massachussets. They get wage increases but not recognition for their union. [more]

7-03-1920 “Hunger march” by the unemployed to the Ford factories in Dearborn, asking for help and hiring. Police shoot at crowd, killing 4 and injuring 60 people. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

15-03-1917 The Supreme Court approves the 8-hour day law as rail workers threaten national strike. [more]

15-03-1948 National strike by bituminous coal miners demanding pensions. [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]