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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]

Seeking better pay, benefits, treatment, hundreds of Advance Auto Parts workers at Lehigh Valley warehouse go on strike 2019-09-04 [Morning Call]

Advance Auto Parts warehouse workers go on strike over labor dispute 2019-09-04 [WFMZ]

‘Particularly dark’ Labor Day for Philadelphia’s unemployed union workers 2019-09-02 [WHYY]

Pittsburgh SEIU Union Workers Protest, Demand Better Wages, Benefits And Retirement Security 2019-08-31 [CBS]

Google Contractors Are Unionizing With a Steel Workers Union 2019-08-31 [Vice]

Union Workers at Trump Speech Had to Be There If They Wanted All Their Pay for the Week 2019-08-20 [People]

Workers at Shell’s Trump event had to attend or lose pay 2019-08-18 [Quartz]

Trump's large union crowd at Shell was given the option of not showing up — and not getting paid 2019-08-17 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Calls for Action on Bruce Mansfield Power Plant as President Trump Visits Monaca 2019-08-13 [PA AFL-CIO]

Outside Philly HQ, union officials protest their ouster from EPA offices 2019-08-10 [WHYY]

Armstrong Flooring workers, supporters rally to end month-long lockout 2019-08-08 [Lancaster Online]

Coalition Of Walmart Workers Calling For Walkout Over Gun Sales 2019-08-08 [CBS]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]