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Milwaukee Co. transit workers reject contract proposal, vote to go on strike 2019-09-07 [Yahoo!]

Willy Street Co-op workers vote to unionize 2019-09-07 [Isthmus]

Willy Street Co-op workers vote overwhelmingly for a union 2019-09-06 [Cap Times]

Wisconsin's Labor Movement Can Grow, Two Labor Leaders Say 2019-09-02 [WUWM]

Workers hold labor law, unions rally in downtown Milwaukee 2019-08-22 [CBS]

WI Gov Evers announces members of worker misclassification task force 2019-07-27 [Daily Reporter]

Wisconsin Lags In Attracting Educated Workers, Study Finds 2019-06-01 [WPR / NPR]

Protest continues following university response to Univ WI graduate student demands 2019-04-24 [Badger Herald]

UW campuses unionized trades employees pursue long, hard fight for a raise 2019-04-21 [Madison]

WI launches workers misclassification task force 2019-04-18 [SIA]

Wisconsin could help workers by raising the overtime threshold 2019-04-09 [WI Budget Project]

John Nichols: Bernie Sanders is running as champion of workers and their unions 2019-04-09 [Cap Times]

In Urging Faculty Not to Unionize, Marquette Cites Catholic Identity 2019-04-04 [Chronicle of Higher Education]

Slate backed by teachers union, Working Families Party sweeps MPS races 2019-04-03 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Harley-Davidson workers in Wisconsin reject new labor contract 2019-04-02 [Reuters]

Harley-Davidson workers hold dinner-break protests over expiring contract 2019-03-27 [WISN]

Stone Creek Coffee workers start voting on union representation 2019-03-19 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Upset with wages and other issues, some Stone Creek Coffee employees want to form a union 2019-03-07 [Jrnl Sentinel]

New WI Gov Evers Touts Proposed Labor Law Changes After Budget Address: Plan Would Repeal RTW, Reinstate Prevailing Wage On State Projects 2019-03-02 [WPR]

Appeals Court Rules that Town’s Ban on Union’s Inflatable Rat Did Not Violate the First Amendment 2019-03-01 [JDSupra]

WI Town Can Prohibit Union's Inflatable Rat Display, Appeals Court Rules 2019-02-18 [Route Fifty]

Wisconsin Nursing Homes Face Funding Shortfalls, Few Workers 2019-02-16 [AP]

Aviation workers protest in Milwaukee: Shutdown poses dangers, they say 2019-01-13 [Jrnl Sentinel]

UAW Local 72 was a powerful union in its day 2018-12-26 [Kenosha News]

Kenosha: Factory town no more 2018-12-24 [Kenosha News]

How Labor Helped Bring Down Scott Walker and Bruce Rauner 2018-11-08 [In These Times]

Wisconsin governor, bane of labor, loses re-election 2018-11-08 [AFP]

Fast food workers, home care providers hold strike for union rights: Part of national Fight for $15 movement for workers rights 2018-10-04 [Biz Times]

AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka: On November 6 we’re going to have one hell of a party — a Scott Walker retirement party 2018-09-26 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Ron Gregory: Will state's educators remember in November? 2018-09-23 [Herald-Dispatch]

ACLU wins battle over health insurance coverage for transgender workers 2018-09-19 [ACLU]

86'd, a support group for restaurant workers, is starting 2018-08-30 [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

In A Reversal, Wisconsin To Cover State Workers Seeking Transgender Treatment 2018-08-30 [NPR]

Union ironworker Bryce wins congressional primary 2018-08-17 [Daily Reporter]

Trane and workers agree on contract, strike ends 2018-08-16 [WIZM]

Strike Continues At Trane Over Wages, Overtime Requirements For Workers 2018-08-15 [Wi PR]

Scott Walker broke the unions. Now he says he’s the ‘education governor’ 2018-08-01 [Politico]

Poultry processing workers face injuries in Wisconsin, nationwide 2018-07-16 [LaCrosse Tribune]

Wisconsin farmworker history recognized 2018-07-14 [Chippewa Herald]

The Fall of Wisconsin and the Rise of Randy Bryce 2018-07-09 [New Yorker]

Progressive Populism Can Save Us From Trump 2018-07-08 [NYTimes]

Wachs casts support for union in potential UPS strike 2018-06-14 [WEAU]

1,200 Milwaukee-area AT&T union workers join five-state strike 2018-06-01 [WISC]

Labor unions solidly behind one of their own in Wisconsin governor race 2018-05-18 [1410WIZ]

La Crosse honors Wisconsin workers killed or injured across the state 2018-04-29 [WXOW]

First-ever political campaign staff to unionize? Randy Bryce says yes 2018-04-25 [PoliticFact]

Union wants vote on Kimberly-Clark bill: Senate says not yet 2018-04-19 [WBAY]

When Milwaukee's telephone switchboards were a labor battleground 2018-04-11 [Jrnl Sentinel]

Worker misclassification nets $1.4 million 2018-04-10 [Biz Insurance]

Worker Misclassification Crackdown Nets $1.4 Million 2018-04-05 [Work Comp Cntrl]

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]