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“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]

Wave driver contract negotiations stalled for months 2015-12-22 [Star News]

Extra leave ends for union members 2015-12-20 [Reflector]

Determined lawyer battles government over sick nuclear workers 2015-12-13 [The State]

Hostility remains between Republicans, teachers' group 2015-11-28 [Albany Times Union]

This month in labour history

10-04-1930 Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]

11-04-1934 Frank Norman is murdered by the Ku Klux Klan for organising citrus workers irrespective of their race. [more]

11-04-1974 United Mine Workers President W. A. “Tony” Boyle is found guilty of first-degree murder, for ordering the 1969 assassination of union reformer Joseph A. “Jock” Yablonski. Yablonski, his wife and daughter were murdered on December 30, 1969. [more]

14-04-1939 'The Grapes of Wrath', John Steinbeck's classic novel about itinerant labor, strikes and the Great Depression, is published. [more]

15-04-1889 Birth of labour and civil rights leader A. Phillip Randolph [more]

20-04-1914 As many as 25 miners and family members, including women and children, are massacred by company guards during a strike in Ludlow, Colorado. [more]

21-04-1967 New York Governor Rockefeller signs the Taylor Law, allowing unions in the public sector, but banning strikes. [more]

24-04-1999 The ILWU halts shipping on the West Coast in solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal. [more]