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Uber to pay $1.3M to settle its oldest nationwide misclassification suit 2019-01-10 [HRDive]

NC restaurant fined over wage, child labor laws 2019-01-09 [Albany Times Union]

Uber to pay $1.3m in misclassification case 2019-01-05 [SIA]

At Elon University, some professors move to unionize 2018-11-30 [News & Record]

Uber drivers propose $1.3 mln deal in nationwide misclassification case 2018-10-17 [Reuters]

“…this was a racist law and violation of workers’ rights and constitutional rights.” 2018-10-15 [Hack the Union]

NC abuses labor law with legislative process to weaken labor rights 2018-10-02 [Toledo Blade]

Judge blocks law that stops farmworker union activities 2018-09-21 [WRAL]

After Florence, uncertainty haunts migrant workers 2018-09-18 [Reuters]

Workers Unite, 1943 2018-08-28 [Our State]

Union organizing effort begins at HAECO Cabin Solutions facilities in Triad 2018-08-24 [Winston-Salem Jrnl]

North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker minimum wage 2018-08-21 [Herald Whig]

North Carolina teachers strike was the result of years of grassroots organizing. And they're not done yet 2018-08-13 [Jacobin]

I support labor unions, because collective bargaining makes us stronger 2018-08-11 [News&Observer]

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]

This month in labour history

1-02-1864 The Collar Laundry Union was formed in New York, the first women's union in US history, led by Kate Mullany. Over the next few years the women increase their wages from $2 to $14 a week. [more]

4-02-1924 IWW members took on the Ku Klux Klan, patrolling the streets of Greenville, Maine, after the KKK tried to threaten IWW union organisers: “We are going to stick, and if the Klan wants to start something, the IWW are going to finish it” [more]

4-02-1869 IWW and SPUSA leader Big Bill Haywood is born in Salt Lake City, Utah. [more]

4-02-1919 The General Strike Committee meets in Seattle, and makes preparations for an all-out labour stoppage [more]

5-02-1913 17-year-old Ida Braiman is shot dead by a contractor during the garment workers' strike in Rochester, NY. [more]

6-02-1919 A total of 60,000 of Seattle's population of 315,000 join the general strike on its first day [more]

8-02-1919 Workers in Butte, Montana responded to a dollar per day wage cut by launching a general strike. To prevent disunity, workers formed a Workers and Soldiers Council to conduct the strike. [more]

11-02-1937 The 6 week-long sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Michigan ends as GM agrees to recognize the UAW. [more]

12-02-1968 Sanitation workers in Memphis begin a strike for recognition. During this strike Martin Luther King Jr is murdered [more]

12-02-1968 The Memphis sanitation strike by African-American workers began in protest against mistreatment, discrimination, dangerous working conditions, and the recent deaths of two workers. They held out until April and won. [more]

13-02-1913 82-year-old labour activist Mother Jones was arrested in West Virginia for supporting a coal miners strike. Convicted in a military court she was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Pardoned after serving 85 days. [more]

14-02-1818 Frederick Douglass is born into slavery in Maryland. He will go on to become a titanic figure in the struggle against slavery, and in favour of universal suffrage and women's rights. [more]

14-02-1936 Goodyear workers in Ohio strike. They defy union orders to leave the plant & resist 150 sheriff's deputies. Threatening a general strike if a vigilante army was used, they won after a month. [more]

15-02-1913 A strike of rubber workers in #Akron organised by @_IWW union grew to 3,500 strikers. Earlier that month 300 workers at Firestone walked out and were eventually joined by 20K others but police violence & repression forced them to end it. [more]

18-02-1935 Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were stranded by a wildcat strike of elevator operators in the city. [more]

19-02-1866 The first union in Mississippi was created by African-American washerwomen. [more]

19-02-1986 The Farm Labourers Organizing Committee wins recognition at Campbell's Soup farms after years of struggle [more]

20-02-1919 The Elaine massacre took place in Arkansas. After black farm workers tried to organise for better pay, hundreds of African-Americans were murdered and tortured by white racists and security forces [more]

23-02-1910 Workers at the soon to be infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory decided to end their five month long strike. They had won higher wages and reduced hours but failed to get union recognition. [more]

24-02-1944 320 men, mostly African-Americans were killed in explosion at the Port Chicago naval base. 50 African-American servicemen who then protested against unsafe conditions were court-martialed and sentenced to 8-15 years hard labour. [more]

24-02-1939 US Supreme Court ruled sitdown strikes illegal. [more]

27-02-1881 African-American laundresses in Atlanta, Georgia, went on strike and were successful in raising wages and establishing a union. [more]

27-02-1939 Supreme Court rules that sit-down strikes violate property owners' rights and are therefore illegal. [more]