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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]

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]

This month in labour history

9-09-1890 Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America created at a convention in Topeka, Kansas. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen immigrant coalminers are shot in the back and killed by deputies in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

10-09-1897 Nineteen unarmed immigrant miners are shot dead by a sheriff's posse in Lattimer, Pennsylvania. [more]

16-09-2004 The Farm Labor Organizing Committee wins a collective agreement with Mt. Olive Pickle Company on farms in North Carolina after a five-year struggle. [more]

17-09-2011 Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with a march in New York City. [more]

22-09-2006 Domino's Pizza workers in Pensacola, Florida form the first union of pizza delivery drivers. [more]

23-09-1886 A coalition of Knights of Labor and trade unionists in Chicago launch the United Labor party, calling for an 8-hour day, government ownership of telegraph and telephone companies, and monetary and land reform. [more]

26-09-1903 The Old 97, a Southern Railway train officially known as the Fast Mail, derails near Danville, Va., killing engineer Joseph “Steve” Broady and ten other railroad and postal workers. Many believe Broady had been ordered to speed to make up for lost tim [more]

30-09-1962 Cesar Chavez, with Dolores Huerta, co-founds the National Farm Workers Association, which later was to become the United Farm Workers of America [more]