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Some sanitation workers threaten unauthorized strike 2020-01-23 [FOX]

Rudd announces starting wage increase for University of Memphis campus workers 2020-01-14 [Memphis Commercial Appeal]

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]

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]