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Duke Energy Beats Suit Over Union Workers' Lost Sick Time 2019-11-28 [Law360]

One of the last original striking sanitation workers of 1968, Baxter Leach, has died 2019-09-02 [Commercial Appeal]

 VIDEO AT&T Southeast workers strike over unfair labor practices 2019-08-27 [NewsChannel5]

Middle Tennessee restaurants pay damages for wage, child labor law violations 2019-08-08 [Fox 17]

BUILDING BRIDGES: Labor is Raising the Roof in Nashville; Wayfair Workers Strike for Immigrants For more info 2019-07-30 [WBAI Radio]

Why the UAW Lost Again in Chattanooga: VW Unionbusting Campaign 2019-06-18 [TruthOut]

UAW loses election at VW Chattanooga by 29 votes 2019-06-18 [IndustriALL Global]

UAW loses election at VW Chattanooga by 29 votes 2019-06-18 [IndustriALL]

VW union vote: Chattanooga workers decide against joining UAW 2019-06-15 [Tennesseean]

Tennessee Volkswagen workers reject unionization 2019-06-15 [Deutsche Welle]

Volkswagen factory workers in the US reject union 2019-06-15 [CNN]

VW Tennessee workers vote against union representation 2019-06-15 [Reuters]

Why the UAW Lost Again in Chattanooga 2019-06-15 [Labor Notes]

Volkswagen Factory Workers in Tennessee Reject Union 2019-06-15 [NY Times]

Workers at Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee Vote Against Union 2019-06-15 [WSJ]

Volkswagen Declares War against Works Council and German Union 2019-06-13 [Labour Notes]

Volkswagen Declares War against Works Council and German Union 2019-06-12 [Labor Notes]

On Eve of Union Vote, Chattanooga VW Workers Describe Rampant Workplace Injuries 2019-06-12 [Labour Notes]

VW Threatening to Close Chattanooga Plant if UAW Wins – Facebook Helping to Bust Union – Tenn Gov Could Drop a Bomb For more info 2019-06-10 [Payday Report]

Hamilton County legislators -- naturally! --say UAW jeopardizes Volkswagen Chattanooga's future growth as union discounts worries state incentives will be harder to come by 2019-06-08 [Times Free Press]

GOP officials rehash old fight against Volkswagen union vote in Chattanooga 2019-06-08 [ABC]

Volkswagen Union Tensions Trigger Battle of the Airwaves 2019-06-06 [Bloomberg]

As VW Election Nears, CEO Stokes Fears over Plant Closing from 1988 2019-06-02 [Labor Notes]

Univ Memphis pay raise not enough to help living wages for employees, union says 2019-06-02 [FOX]

Volkswagen Chattanooga union vote set for June 2019-05-30 [ABC]

Union vote next month at Volkswagen Tennessee plant 2019-05-30 [Star Tribune]

How Volkswagen Has Gotten Away With Union-Busting 2019-05-25 [Labor Notes]

A Tumultuous Week for Chattanooga Volkswagen Workers 2019-05-25 [Labor Notes]

A Tumultuous Week for Chattanooga Volkswagen Workers 2019-05-24 [Labor Notes]

Trump NLRB Cancels UAW Vote at Volkswagen in Chattanooga 2019-05-23 [Payday Report]

UAW trying to organize Volkswagen Chattanooga plant amid battle for new union election 2019-05-18 [Times Free Press]

Action filed that could clear the way for UAW vote at Volkswagen 2019-05-11 [WRCB]

Trump NLRB Places Hold on Union Election at VW as UAW Cries Foul 2019-05-04 [Payday Report]

Trump NLRB grants VW request to hold Chattanooga unionization 2019-05-04 [Commercial Appeal]

TN governor and Volkswagen give middle finger to workers 2019-05-04 [Facing South]

Trump Labor Board Postpones VW Vote while Company Manufactures Climate of Fear 2019-05-04 [Labor Notes]

Anti-union campaign gears up at VW including Gov Lee captive audience visit 2019-05-01 [WDEF]

UAW Accuses Tenn. Gov of Hypocrisy in Anti-Union Remarks at VW Plant 2019-05-01 [Payday Report]

Governor leads anti-union captive audience meeting at V 2019-04-30 [Labor Notes]

Governor Leads Anti-Union Captive Audience Meeting at VW 2019-04-30 [Labour Notes]

Volkswagen Launches “Passive-Aggressive” Anti-Union Campaign As Dark Money Floods into Chattanooga For more info 2019-04-24 [Payday Report]

Punching In: Volkswagen Looks to Pump Brakes on Union Vote 2019-04-22 [Bloomberg]

Volkswagen Abandons Union Neutrality with Anti-UAW Letter 2019-04-19 [Labour Notes]

Trump NLRB postpones VW union vote decision at least 7 days 2019-04-18 [WDEF]

International Chemical Workers Union Council seeks to organize Eastman workers 2019-04-12 [Kingsport Times]

Presidential Candidates Should Debate Union Rights in Chattanooga 2019-04-12 [The Nation]

Third Time’s the Charm? UAW Announces New Election at Volkswagen 2019-04-12 [Labor Notes]

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen plant petition to join union 2019-04-11 [Daily Herald]

Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen plant petition to join union 2019-04-11 [Canada.com]

Memphis Leaders And City Union Workers Hit Impasse In Negotiations 2019-03-31 [Local Memphis]

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]