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Federal labor board overturns Boeing SC union bid 2019-09-10 [Post and Courier]

Union workers protest AT&T during contract negotiations 2019-08-27 [WSPA]

Fired Boeing South Carolina union workers' discrimination cases headed to court 2019-08-20 [ABC]

Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers 2019-08-20 [660 City News]

‘This Fight Against McDonald’s is For the American Dream’: Dem Candidates Join Striking Charleston McDonald’s Workers for Union Rights 2019-06-18 [Chronicle]

Congress Turns Up Heat on Boeing for Firing SC IAM Members 2019-05-24 [IAM]

Where does SC teacher labor movement go after 10,000 person march? 2019-05-05 [Post and Courier]

'It's because we were union members': Boeing fires workers who organized 2019-05-03 [The Guardian]

All Out SC teacher protest: 10,000 in 'largest gathering of teachers in history of SC' 2019-05-02 [Greenville News]

South Carolina teachers flex their activist muscles after decades of labor losses 2019-04-29 [Post & Courier]

Boeing’s switch to ‘smart machine’ inspectors draws heat from union 2019-04-21 [Post and Courier]

Poor People’s Campaign leaders honor striking Charleston hospital workers of 1969 2019-03-24 [Post and Courier]

Union has ‘serious concerns’ about ex-SC Gov. Nikki Haley joining Boeing’s board 2019-03-04 [Post and Courier]

Record financial performance gives Boeing’s SC non-union workers a big payout 2019-02-15 [Post and Courier]

IAM alleges improper firings, creating of hostile work environment at Boeing in North Charleston, SC 2018-12-24 [FitsNews]

Machinists say Boeing fired workers over union membership 2018-12-23 [The State]

Bernie Sanders calls out Boeing for firing pro-union North Charleston workers 2018-12-23 [Charleston City Paper]

Bernie Sanders accuses Boeing of harassing, firing North Charleston workers 2018-12-20 [Post and Courier]

More legal Mexican farm workers are coming to SC than ever. But few are protecting them 2018-10-19 [Post and Courier]

Labor union claims improper surveillance of Boeing workers in North Charleston 2018-10-17 [Post and Courier]

Underpaid SC workers want cut of $177M surplus. GOP Governor snubbed after saying no 2018-10-16 [The State]

Lawmakers from both coasts battling over Boeing’s North Charleston union vote 2018-10-02 [Post and Courier]

Gov’t workers ask SC to reconsider decision on taxing bonuses, allowances 2018-08-22 [Inquirer]

SC TV maker laying off most workers, blaming Trump tariffs 2018-08-09 [Chicago Tribune]

Letter: Boeing workers used their right to vote 2018-08-03 [Post and Courier]

Boeing asks for review of North Charleston union vote, setting up potential landmark ruling 2018-06-29 [Post and Courier]

Boeing won't recognize union win at North Charleston site as it appeals vote 2018-06-19 [Post and Courier]

Boeing South Carolina mechanics vote to join Machinists Union 2018-06-04 [IndustriALL]

Union presence could benefit all workers at Boeing North Charleston campus, experts say 2018-06-03 [Post and Courier]

Labor scores rare win, Boeing worker unit unionizes in South Carolina 2018-06-02 [Chicago Sun-Times]

Flight line workers at SC Boeing plant vote to unionize to company's *disappointment* 2018-06-01 [The State]

Boeing Workers At South Carolina Plant Vote To Unionize! 2018-06-01 [NEPR]

NLRB GOPers May Decide Fate of Boeing Union 2018-06-01 [BNA]

Workers to vote on micro union at Boeing South Carolina plant 2018-05-31 [Reuters]

Boeing Election Tests Labor’s Clout in the South 2018-05-30 [BNA]

Boeing technicians in South Carolina to vote on unionization 2018-05-22 [Reuters]

SC teachers, state workers rally to launch competitive pay campaign 2018-05-20 [WYFF]

SC public school teachers, state workers demand better pay at State House rally 2018-05-20 [The State]

Machinists launch another union drive at Boeing 2018-03-07 [The Times]

Boeing vows to fight new petition for union at South Carolina plant 2018-03-06 [Xinhuanet]

Port Of Charleston Drivers Vote To Join Teamsters Local 509 2017-12-16 [Teamsters]

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike 2017-09-14 [Vice]

Workers at One of America's Most Sensitive Nuclear Facilities Are on Strike 2017-09-13 [Vice]

Lawsuits seek more pay for fired V.C. Summer workers, saying they deserved more notice before layoffs 2017-08-27 [Post and Courier]

 VIDEO SC county admin resigns after telling EMS workers they can kill themselves if they did not like their jobs 2017-08-15 [NBC]

 VIDEO Admin who told EMS workers they can kill themselves if they didn't like job will resign 2017-08-15 [CBS]

Richland County administrator resigns after telling EMS workers to kill themselves if unhappy For more info 2017-08-15 [CBS]

Fired nuclear construction workers crash State House 2017-08-04 [The State]

Study finds Charleston's hospitality workers are overburdened by high cost of parking downtown 2017-07-31 [Post and Courier]

How workers, teachers will see retirement plans change 2017-07-30 [The State]

This month in labour history

1-09-1907 United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther born. “There is a direct relationship between breadbox & ballot box.” [more]

1-09-1881 William Z Foster born. Labour organizer, leader in Steel Strike of 1919. [more]

4-09-1934 400,000 textile workers start largest strike at the time through most of the US East Coast over wage cuts and speed-ups. [more]

5-09-1917 The Palmer Raids: federal agents seize records & arrest 100s involved with the IWW, including Big Bill Haywood. [more]

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

19-09-1981 More than 400,000 unionists march in Solidarity Day demo in Washington, DC, for sacked striking air traffic controllers. [more]

22-09-1919 A steel strike, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron & Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across US. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]