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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]

Harvesting Union Rights in the Field 2017-04-18 [Labor Notes]

Farmers to Congress: We need foreign workers 2017-02-27 [News&Observer]

Results unclear in Duke Univ graduate student union election 2017-02-25 [Chronicle]

Greensboro Workers Form City’s First Union 2017-02-23 [WUNC]

Palmetto Politics: S.C. politicians, parties near silent on North Charleston Boeing union vote 2017-02-12 [Post and Courier]

Bernie Sanders releases letter to graduate students voting in union election 2017-02-08 [Duke Chronicle]

Protesters criticize Nissan for civil rights abuses against African-American workers 2017-01-29 [WSOC]

Building Bridges: Rev. William Barber II Fighting for Justice and Against Poverty & Discrimination For more info 2017-01-04 [WBAI Radio]

Commentary from Pres Eastern NC CLC, AFL-CIO, Havelock: In defense of organized labor 2016-12-24 [StarNews]

Your Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes Are Now Harvested by Union Workers 2016-11-21 [Farm Labor Org Cte]

Statement from Duke Univ Pres Brodhead on NLRB vote for grad students 2016-11-16 [Duke Today]

Poverty Wages For U.S. Child Care Workers May Be Behind High Turnover 2016-11-07 [NPR]

Union members launch largest organized labor mobilization in state history 2016-09-14 [CL Charlotte]

Forming our graduate student union 2016-09-13 [Chronicle]

Locked-out Brooklyn LIU faculty finds sympathy in NYC 2016-09-09 [AM]

Teacher to Legislators: I Don’t Want Your Bonus! 2016-08-20 [Diane Ravitch]

Durham rally decries incarceration rates, prison labor 2016-08-12 [News&Observer]

Sign here! Stop the Retaliation of Farm Workers at Jackson Farming Company 2016-07-09 [AFL-CIO]

Today’s Farm Workers Aren’t Free For more info 2016-07-09 [AFL-CIO]

CIW: We will keep fighting until Publix comes on board! 2016-07-05 [CIW]

Student protests spare North Carolina HBCUs from tuition hit 2016-06-10 [Inst for Southern Studies]

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Steps Up for the Transgender Community in North Carolina Fight 2016-05-13 [AFL-CIO]

Reynolds, farm workers' union strive for more progress, common ground 2016-05-06 [Winton-Salem Jrnl]

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]