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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]

Union wants Hahnemann rezoned so site remains dedicated to health care 2019-08-03 [Phila Biz Jrnl]

PES refinery is not planning severance or benefits for union workers: sources 2019-08-03 [Reuters]

How slow-to-act Philadelphia came to pass some of the most cutting-edge worker laws in the nation 2019-07-31 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

‘Someone will call you’: Hahnemann employees report obstacles in finding new work 2019-07-26 [WHYY]

Why 1,400 Philly security guards haven’t gotten a raise, despite a city law requiring it 2019-07-23 [Philadelphia Inquirer]

These workers will pay thousands more for a hospital stay because Hahnemann is closing 2019-07-23 [Morning Call]

PA Court: Pittsburgh has the authority to require employers to provide paid sick leave for workers 2019-07-19 [Albany Times Union]

Three years after strike, Just Born union workers have a deal — without their pension and without their vote 2019-07-18 [Morning Call]

Sanders Joins Union Leaders and Healthcare Workers In Protesting 'Corporate Greed'-Fueled Private Equity Sale of Philadelphia Hospital 2019-07-12 [Common Dreams]

Private Equity’s Latest Scheme: Closing Urban Hospitals and Selling Off the Real Estate 2019-07-11 [Am Prospect]

PA state workers union ratifies 4-year contract 2019-07-02 [ABC]

Philadelphia Energy Solutions was in turmoil over closure rumors. And then employees’ unused vacation days disappeared 2019-06-29 [Pa. Inquirer]

Meeting set to organize workers at Carnegie Library 2019-06-24 [Post-Gazette]

Philadelphia refinery blast puts new spotlight on toxic chemical 2019-06-22 [Reuters]

Housekeepers and nannies in Philadelphia may soon win basic legal rights 2019-06-22 [Vox]

Carnegie Library workers in Pittsburgh plan union organizing drive 2019-06-22 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Trump NLRB ruling for UPMC upsets decades-old precedent, restricts workplace communications for union purposes 2019-06-21 [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

PLRB orders hearing on faculty union complaint 2019-06-19 [Pitt News]

2 Workers ‘Hanging On For Dear Life’ Rescued From Scaffolding Collapse In University City 2019-06-18 [CBS]

With unanimous vote, food workers serving Phila. International Airport plan to strike 2019-06-18 [Phila Biz Jrnl]

Union Members Approve First, Four-Year Contract with Wabtec 2019-06-13 [Erie News Now]

Unions Vote This Week on Tentative Four Year Wabtec Contract 2019-06-10 [Erie News Now]

USW members authorize strike against Alcoa 2019-06-04 [Pittsburgh Biz Times]

Anti-union groups are targeting home-care workers nationally, but labor in Pa. has already scored a win 2019-06-04 [The Inquirer]

Wabtec union workers hold two-hour informational picket 2019-05-30 [Your Erie]

This month in labour history

2-10-2007 Starbucks Workers Union baristas at an outlet in East Grand Rapids, Mich., organized by the Wobblies, win their grievances after the National Labor Relations Board cites the company for labor law violations, including threats against union activists. [more]

3-10-1932 The state militia is called in after 164 high school students in Kincaid, Ill., go on strike when the school board buys coal from the scab Peabody Coal Co. [more]

9-10-2003 Chicago sanitation workers end a nine-day strike, winning a 28% pay rise. [more]

9-10-1888 United Hebrew Trades founded in New York by socialist shirt-maker Morris Hillquit. [more]

10-10-1933 Pixley, CA: 18,000 cotton workers strike & ultimately win a pay raise; 4 workers killed during the strike. [more]

10-10-1933 Four workers are killed by cotton growers during a strike in Pixley, California. [more]

11-10-1873 The Miners’ National Association is formed in Youngstown, Ohio, with the goal of uniting all miners, regardless of skill or ethnic background. [more]

12-10-1898 The Battle of Virden massacre takes place in Illinois, as striking United Mine Workers fight scabs & guards. 11 killed. [more]

13-10-1934 American Federation of Labor votes to boycott German good to protest Nazi policies. [more]

15-10-1914 President Woodrow Wilson signs the Clayton Antitrust Act, often referred to as "Labor’s Magna Carta,"establishing that unions are not conspiracies under the law. [more]

16-10-1859 John Brown leads anti-slavery raid on Harper's Ferry. [more]

17-10-1939 Labor activist Warren Billings is released from California's Folsom Prison. Along with Thomas J. Mooney, Billings had been pardoned for a 1916 conviction stemming from a bomb explosion during a San Francisco Preparedness Day parade. [more]

18-10-1927 IWW Colorado Mine strike; first time all coal fields are out. [more]

18-10-1648 Shoemakers & coopers in Boston form guilds, first American workers orgs, though they focus on work quality not work conditions. [more]

19-10-1980 The J.P. Stevens textile company is forced to sign its first union contract after a 17-year struggle in North Carolina and other southern states. [more]

20-10-1926 Eugene V. Debs, leading American Socialist and trade unionist, dies. [more]

21-10-1902 In the United States, a five-month strike by United Mine Workers ends. [more]

22-10-1887 John Reed, the author of Ten Days That Shook the World, is born. [more]

22-10-1981 The US Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its previous strike. [more]

24-10-1892 Black & white teamsters, salesmen & packers strike in New Orleans. Quickly turns into general strike for 10hr work day. [more]

25-10-1934 Strike by 23,000 silk dye workers in Paterson, NJ. [more]

25-10-2011 Workers at Bonus Car Wash in Santa Monica, CA, win a union contract for pay rises & improved benefits after a 2 year struggle. [more]

25-10-1949 Longshore workers in Hawaii win a strike for pay parity with their colleagues on the mainland. [more]

27-10-1951 The National Negro Labor Council is formed in Cincinnati to unite black workers in the struggle for full economic, political and social equality. [more]

30-10-1986 Ed Meese, attorney general in the Ronald Reagan administration, urges employers to begin spying on workers "in locker rooms, parking lots, shipping and mail room areas and even the nearby taverns" to try to catch them using drugs. [more]

31-10-1891 Tennessee sends in leased convict laborers to break a coal miners strike in Anderson County. The miners revolted, burned the stockades, and sent the captured convicts by train back to Knoxville [more]