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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]

Tobacco Farms Exploit Child Labor in the South 2016-05-06 [teleSUR]

US farmworkers blacklisted for speaking out! 2016-05-03 [IUF]

Workers Memorial Day honors workers who died on the job 2016-04-28 [ABC]

City utility workers ask for pay hike 2016-04-20 [Winston-Salem Journal]

Working People in Unions Stand with LGBTQ Brothers and Sisters Against Discrimination 2016-04-16 [AFL-CIO]

Workers push for pay hike, union rights 2016-04-16 [Rocky Mountain Telegram]

Anti-Gay Law Suppresses Wages for all Workers, Union Leader Says 2016-03-26 [AFGE]

Duke adjunct faculty vote for union representation 2016-03-19 [Duke Today]

Non-tenured Duke faculty vote to unionize 2016-03-19 [News&Observer]

Nontenured Faculty at Duke University Vote to Join SEIU: Campus unionization push fueled by low pay, little job security for part-time faculty 2016-03-19 [WSJ]

Duke adjunct-faculty group votes to unionize 2016-03-19 [Herald-Sun]

Results of faculty unionization election to be revealed today 2016-03-18 [Duke Chronicle]

Education, Not Deportation! North Carolina State AFL-CIO Calls on DHS to Protect Immigrant Students 2016-03-17 [AFL-CIO]

Anti-Spellings protests backed by faculty-union offshoot 2016-03-02 [WSOC]

Durham City Council tables Duke union resolution again 2016-02-22 [Herald-Sun]

Duke faculty push back against attrition policy 2016-02-18 [Chronicle]

Union-busting at Duke: a brief history 2016-02-16 [Chronicle]

Non-tenure Duke professors seek to join union 2016-02-13 [Triangle Biz Jrnl]

Labor Department reports fewer work-related deaths in 2015 2016-01-23 [Albany Times Union]

Coal ash victims blast state for downgrading Duke Energy dumpsite risks 2016-01-09 [Inst for Southern Studies]

Charlotte's Northlake shoppers, workers warily return after shooting 2015-12-27 [Winston-Salem Journal]

This month in labour history

4-05-1886 A bomb is thrown during a demonstration against police violence in Haymarket Square, Chicago. The ensuing police riot and trials of anarchists, known as the Haymarket affair, eventually give birth to May Day as international workers' day. [more]

5-05-1886 Nine striking workers are shot dead by the National Guard at the Rolling Mills Steel Factory in Bay View, Milwaukee [more]

6-05-1935 The Works Progress Administration is established by executive order - it will provide work for millions of Americans. [more]

6-05-1937 Four hundred tobacco workers, earning just $3 per week, stage a walkout in Richmond, Virginia [more]

8-05-1926 A. Philip Randolph founds the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. [more]

9-05-1913 The garment workers strike at Cohoes could become an international incident after it emerges that Italian migrant workers are being forced to break the strike. [more]

11-05-1894 Three thousands Pullman railroad workers in Chicago begin a wildcat strike. [more]

12-05-1902 John Mitchell of the UMWA cals for a national strike, beginning the Anthracite Coal Strike which will last five months. [more]

13-05-1893 Western Federation of Miners formed in Butte, Montana. [more]

13-05-1980 Douglas Fraser of the UAW becomes the first union representative on the board a major US corporation after Chystler's stockholders vote him on. [more]

19-05-1920 A gun battle between the people of Matewan and Baldwin Felts detectives leaves ten people dead. [more]

22-05-1942 In Cleveland the Steelworkers Organizing Committee voted to become a union: the United Steelworkers of America [more]

25-05-1946 President Truman comes within three minutes of drafting the nation's railroad workers into the army to suppress a proposed strike, but the union leaders and employers settle just before the presiden't ultimatum comes into effect. [more]

26-05-1937 UAW organisers are attacked and beaten by Ford security men in Dearborn, Michigan, in an incident which greatly increases support for the union. [more]

28-05-1946 Workers in Rochester, New York, stage a successful one day general strike for the right to form unions. [more]

29-05-1990 The Justice for Janitors strike of ISS cleaners in Los Angeles begins. [more]

30-05-1937 Ten workers are shot dead by Chicago police during a strike at the Republic Steel Mill. [more]

31-05-1921 The Sacco and Vanzetti trial begins in Dedham, Massachusetts. [more]