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Tobacco farmworkers fired for speaking out - support the online campaign 2018-07-06 [FLOC]

*Hog Wild* recounts bitter 15-year unionization battle at Smithfield pork plant in NC 2018-06-23 [News&Observer]

New effort to strengthen the bargaining power of NC employee unions 2018-06-15 [ABC]

Union workers demand justice after death of construction worker 2018-06-05 [Biz NC]

Labor leaders, construction workers to protest building where worker fell to death 2018-05-30 [Spectrum]

Raises coming for state workers, NC leaders announce 2018-05-25 [News&Observer]

24-year-old man dies after fall from uptown high rise under construction, officials say 2018-05-24 [WSOC]

Teachers take school funding fight straight to Capitol 2018-05-17 [NPR]

Thousands of NC teachers rally in Raleigh for more education funding 2018-05-17 [News&Observer]

Justin Parmenter: Here Come the N.C. Teacher Thugs! For more info 2018-05-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Charter Teachers: We Refuse to Be a Trojan Horse to Destroy Public Schools 2018-05-14 [Diane Ravitch]

Labor board investigates Mohawk 2018-05-13 [Rockingham Now]

Teacher Union thugs are behind education march, says State Representative Republican Mark Brody 2018-05-12 [News&Observer]

NC lawmaker says teachers attending rally are 'inconvenience' to parents 2018-05-12 [WBTV]

Senator Berger threatens teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week 2018-05-11 [Yes! Weekly]

Univ NC student Maya Little vandalizes Confederate flag with red paint, does interviews before being arrested 2018-05-04 [Global Dispatch]

NC teachers ready their megaphones to demand change in priorities 2018-05-03 [Notes from the Chalkboard]

Why fighting for workers and against white supremacy stopped traffic in downtown Durham 2018-05-02 [Herald-Sun]

We Are Next! 2018-05-02 [Diane Ravitch]

Mass teacher rally to greet lawmakers 2018-05-02 [NCCapitol]

Durham admits mistakes after workers robbed on the job 2018-03-29 [Herald Sun]

Durham City Council wants to overturn N.C. ban on collective bargaining 2018-03-23 [Herald-Sun]

Are workers who report fraud or a police beating protected? It depends 2018-03-19 [USAToday]

Amtrak crash leaves two workers dead, more than 100 hurt 2018-02-05 [Chicago Tribune]

Is Durham a union town? Labor groups hope so 2018-02-02 [Herald-Sun]

Three Cummins Unions Join Forces To Demand End To Discrimination In Health Care 2018-01-19 [Teamsters]

The anti-labor roots of Trump's controversial judicial pick 2018-01-18 [Facing South]

Building on Dr. King's Legacy, North Carolina Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill of Rights Campaign 2018-01-16 [Labor Notes]

Building on Dr. King's Legacy, Municipal Workers Kick Off Bill of Rights Campaign 2018-01-16 [Labour Notes]

Restaurant workers in Asheville to address harassment 2017-12-23 [WRAL]

Christmas tree cutters labor fight shines light on holiday season*s forgotten workers 2017-12-18 [Guardian]

Union sues state over law stripping rights from 100000 workers 2017-11-25 [ACLU]

Farmworkers Union Seeks To Overturn Farm Act 2017-11-24 [Public Radio East]

Documentary exposes the struggles of a union 2017-11-23 [The Chronicle]

UPS workers accuse delivery giant of harassment and discrimination 2017-11-21 [ABC]

Farm Labor Org Cte sues state over law stripping rights from 100,000 workers 2017-11-21 [FLOC]

The State Is Trying to Destroy the State’s Only Farmworkers Union 2017-11-17 [ACLU]

Suit seeks to stop new union limits around farm operations 2017-11-15 [The Eagle]

Building Bridges: Rev Barber on Creating a Fusion Movement to Defeat Trump and Move Forward Together For more info 2017-10-26 [WBAI Radio]

Raleigh city workers push for promised pay raises 2017-10-18 [News&Observer]

Chapel Hill University Workers Union hosts graduate grade-in to highlight their work 2017-10-18 [Daily Tarheel]

Denicia Montford Wiliams Wants to Make the Labor Movement a More Welcoming Place for LGBTQ People 2017-09-27 [Indy Week]

Farmworkers union launches boycott of RJ Reynolds e-cigarette 2017-09-21 [Facing South]

Union organizer reflects on war in the workplace 2017-09-10 [Greensboro]

The Boss: N.C. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe Millan on Shattering Stereotypes and Organizing in an Antiunion State 2017-09-06 [Indy Week]

Alamance Co. Commissioner Claims Slaves ‘Workers' Comment Was Out Of Context 2017-08-24 [WFMY]

Gov Signs Law Creating Division to Investigate and Prosecute Employee Misclassification Claims 2017-08-22 [JDSupra]

Misclassification news: A rare bit of good news for North Carolina workers 2017-08-17 [Progressive Pulse]

Gov Roy Cooper Signs Worker Misclassification, Tax Bills Into Law 2017-08-13 [USNews]

Brazilians funneled as slaves by US church, ex-members say 2017-07-24 [Albany Times Union]

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]