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Union files Unfair Labor Practice against Aspirus Hospitals 2020-05-05 [WAOW]

AFL-CIO: Remembers 114 Wisconsin workers who lost their lives on the job this Workers Memorial Day 2020-04-28 [WI Biz]

Local grocery stores demand first responder status for their workers 2020-04-20 [CBS]

Wisconsin healthcare union: Workers are afraid 2020-03-31 [WDJT]

Union members race to convert factories to produce supplies for Covid-19 patients 2020-03-26 [IndustriALL]

State Senate Bill Would Raise Retirement Age For Some Public Workers 2020-01-30 [WI PR]

Unionization movements receives letter of support from Bernie Sanders 2020-01-29 [Marquette Wire]

Wisconsin Nurses Unionize, Join Fight Against Corporatization 2019-12-24 [Progressive]

Willy Street Co-op's new union seeks support in uphill battle 2019-12-11 [Tone Madison]

Transit Union Stages Rally: Calls for contract to include to backpay and driver security measures, and for the restoration of bus routes 2019-09-22 [Urban Milwaukee]

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]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

3-07-1835 In Paterson, New Jersey, children from the textile factories that manufacture silk go on strike for the 11-hour day and the 6-day week. They win a 69 hour week. [more]

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]

7-07-1905 The Industrial Workers of the World is founded in Chicago. Amongst its leadership at the founding convention were William (“Big Bill”) Haywood of the Western Federation of Miners, and Daniel De Leon and Eugene V. Debs of the Socialist Party [more]

7-07-1919 Actors Equity is recognized by producers after a strike that closed almost all of the country's theatrical productions. Before unionization, actors often had to pay for their own costumes, rehearse without pay, etc. [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]

9-07-2001 5000 protesters gather outside the Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina to support the ‘Charleston 5’, union activists falsely accused of causing riots when the police charged 2,000 dockers on a picket line. [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]