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Memphis unions gather for a change to protect Black workers 2020-06-27 [FOX]

At-risk workers left without protections 2020-06-11 [FOX]

HCA Healthcare, union clash over PPE 2020-05-03 [FOX]

Kroger, grocery union calling for government to recognize workers as temporary ‘first responders’ 2020-04-16 [Wate]

Nissan to offer severance packages to older US workers 2020-01-29 [ABC]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

4-07-1840 Tenants in upstate New York issue a 'Declaration of Independence', beginning a five-year Anti-Rent War [more]

5-07-1934 Two strikers are killed fighting police, scabs, and the National Guard during the San Francisco longshoremen's strike [more]

6-07-1892 Striking workers defeat and force the surrender of Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike in Pennsylvania [more]

8-07-1966 The largest strike in aviation history begins, shutting down 60 per cent of the US airline industry for six weeks [more]

10-07-1902 112 miners die in an explosion in the Rolling Mill Mine in Pennsylvania [more]

12-07-1933 The Screen Actors Guild holds its first meeting. Among those attending: future horror movie star and union activist, Boris Karloff. [more]

15-07-1959 Half a million steelworkers across the country strike for a pay increase in their new contract [more]

16-07-1934 The San Francisco Labor Council calls a city-wide general strike in support of longshoremen, which succeeds in winning most of the workers' main demands after four days. [more]

18-07-1969 African American hopsital workers in South Carolina win union recognition after a 113-day strike [more]

20-07-1899 Newsboys in New York go on strike against press giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst [more]

21-07-1877 The government attempts to violently suppress the great railroad strike in Pennsylvania [more]

22-07-1916 A bomb was is set off during a parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40. Labour organizer Tom Mooney,and Warren Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted of the crime, but both were pardoned 23 years later [more]

25-07-1907 Trotskyist labor organizer and leader of the 1934 Minneapolis teamsters' strike Farrell Dobbs is born [more]

26-07-1877 Thirty workers are killed in the Battle of Halsted Street Viaduct during the railroad strike in Chicago. [more]

29-07-1970 The United Farm Workers sign their first collective bargaining agreement with California grape growers [more]

30-07-1975 Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears from a parking lot in Oakland County and is never seen again [more]