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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]

 VIDEO 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]

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

Court Says Uber Drivers Can Proceed With National Misclassification Class Action 2017-07-20 [JDSupra]

Farm Workers Demand Governor Veto Racist Bill 2017-07-18 [AFL-CIO]

Union Organizers, Supporters Gather to Criticize Farm Law 2017-07-18 [AP]

Gov. Coopers signs anti-worker, anti-immigrant bill in NC 2017-07-14 [FLOC]

Farm bill with anti-union language signed by Gov Roy Cooper 2017-07-14 [ID Statesman]

Defend US farmworkers' right to organize!  ActNOW!  2017-07-10 [IUF]

Adjunct faculty reach tentative collective bargaining agreement with Duke University 2017-07-10 [Chronicle]

FedEx drivers in Charlotte vote for decertification from union 2017-07-10 [Post&Parcel]

Lawmakers push for end to loophole that benefits foreign workers 2017-07-08 [Charlotte Obserer]

Legislature Advances Crackdown on Worker Misclassification 2017-07-07 [Construction Citizen]

Legislature - Stingy with teachers and state workers, generous with fat cats 2017-07-07 [WRAL]

Sign the petition! To NC Gov Roy Cooper: Veto Farm Bill S615, a bill designed by farmers elected to the legislature to stop farm worker union progress 2017-07-06 [FLOC / AFL-CIO]

Sign letter to NC Gov Cooper: Veto Farm Bill S615, a bill designed by farmers elected to legislature to stop farm worker union progress 2017-07-06 [FLOC / AFL-CIO]

FLOC joins fight against measure that would curtail farmworker union organizing 2017-07-03 [Blade]

From the departments of overkill and “what are they afraid of?”: Lawmakers advance anti-union constitutional amendment 2017-05-01 [Progressive Pulse]

Legislature moves to stifle farmworkers unions 2017-06-30 [News&Observer]

Construction workers, union seek more protection from wage theft, abuses in Charlotte For more info 2017-06-27 [Charlotte Observer]

After nine months of talks, Duke and its adjunct-faculty union are split on two issues 2017-06-23 [Herald-Sun]

Call for Fixes to NC Unemployment Insurance Benefits 2017-06-17 [NC AFL-CIO]

Solar’s rise lifted these blue-collar workers. Now they’re worried about Trump 2017-06-06 [Washington Poat]

Kale Workers in Show How Immigrants Can Win in the Trump Era 2017-06-02 [Payday Report]

Costs per Workers’ Compensation Claim Have Remained Steady since 2009, WCRI Study Indicates 2017-05-24 [WCRI]

Anti-union project at NC State Assembly 2017-05-11 [Citizen-Times]

FLOC pushes Philip Morris Intl to help blacklisted workers 2017-05-07 [FLOC, AFL-CIO]

Bell tolls 150 times for NC’s fallen workers, killed on the job 2017-04-29 [News&Observer]

“Right to Work” Constitutional Amendment About Politics, Not People 2017-04-22 [NC AFL-CIO]

Bill would enshrine ‘right-to-work’ law in state constitution 2017-04-21 [CBS]

This month in labour history

1-01-1966 At 8.02am a transport strike begins across New York City. Strikers will win a 15% pay rise, and other benefits, after 12 days. [more]

2-01-1920 Thousands of US labor activists are arrested in the 'Palmer Raids' during the first Red Scare. [more]

3-01-1917 Trial of labour organizer Tom Mooney begins in San Francisco for Preparedness Day bombing. He was framed & serves 22 years. [more]

4-01-1965 Start of victorious 28-day strike by 8000 New York City social workers over better conditions for welfare recipients. [more]

4-01-1966 Transport Workers Union of America leader Mike Quill arrested for violating an anti-strike court injunction in 4-day old 35000-member strike. [more]

7-01-1920 Five elected members of the New York state assembly belonging to the Socialist Party are refused their seats. [more]

11-01-1937 Police beat and arrest UAW members during the great sit-down strike in Flint, Michigan [more]

11-01-1912 The 'Bread and Roses' strike began in Lynn Massachusetts. The strike was begun and led by mainly immigrant women. [more]

13-01-1874 Mounted police from the NYPD violently attack a demonstration of unemployed workers in Tompkins Square Park. [more]

15-01-1929 Birth of civil rights activist and labor movement supporter Martin Luther King, Jr [more]

17-01-1915 The song 'Solidarity Forever' by Ralph Chaplin is first sung, on a hunger march through Chicago organised by Lucy Parsons. [more]

23-01-1913 Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper. [more]

27-01-1850 Samuel Gompers, founder of the American Federation of Labor, is born. [more]

29-01-1834 Federal troops are used to break a strike for the first time in America, on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal [more]

31-01-1938 12,000 pecan shellers, most of them Hispanic women, strike for higher wages and civil rights in San Antonio, Texas. [more]