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Livingstone College in Salisbury late on paying cafeteria workers 2019-12-31 [WSOC]

N Carolina mayor wants to hike salaries for 900 Fayetteville city workers 2019-12-07 [WLOS]

Workers protest at Charlotte Douglas amid holiday rush 2019-11-30 [WSOCTV]

Justin Parmenter: Why N.C. Governor Cooper Vetoed a Pay Raise for Teachers: It Was a Sham! 2019-11-14 [Diane Ravitch]

UAW ratifies deal with Mack; local agreement rejected 2019-11-05 [Herald Mail Media]

Here are the ‘oppressive’ working conditions at the farms that supply Whole Foods, report shows 2019-10-11 [MarketWatch]

Duke graduate students may lose right to unionize with new NLRB ruling 2019-10-11 [Chronicle]

‘Not me. Us.’: Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders calls for action at Rock Hill rally 2019-09-22 [WBTV]

Low-wage workers gather to build power across sectors in the South 2019-09-20 [Facing South]

Low-wage workers to discuss strategies at summit in NC 2019-09-15 [SFGate]

 VIDEO AT&T workers in WNC among thousands nationwide on picket lines For more info 2019-08-28 [WLOS]

A ‘Liberal Sweatshop’ Is Quashing Its Workers’ Efforts To Unionize 2019-08-26 [Huff Post]

Marker to commemorate sanitation strike 2019-08-26 [Rocky Mount Telegram]

Exploited foreign restaurant workers slept on cardboard between shifts, NC suit says 2019-08-20 [Charlotte Observer]

Mega-Corporation Threatens Legal Action Against 3 North Carolina Teachers 2019-07-21 [Diane Ravitch]

Union: AT&T workers in NC, southeast planning to strike if no new contract 2019-07-21 [WRAL]

Fatal lion attack nets 3 'serious' violations for center 2019-06-29 [Albany Times Union]

New Report Shows A Quarter of STEM workers in Mecklenburg County Are Immigrants: Immigrants were responsible for nearly 30 percent of the population growth in Charlotte between 2012 and 2017 2019-06-22 [New Am Economy]

Jobless workers need an Unemployment Insurance System that works 2019-06-19 [NC Justice Ctr]

Walmart to lay off nearly 600 finance workers 2019-06-19 [Retail Dive]

NLRB officer recommends overruling university objection to new union 2019-05-16 [Elon News]

Workers mourned as NC on-the-job deaths rise 2019-04-26 [WRAL]

Lawmakers, unions seek public-sector collective bargaining 2019-04-26 [Laurinburg Exchange]

Some North Carolina Schools Cancel May 1 Classes as Teachers Set to Protest 2019-04-22 [Epoch Times]

Feds: Apex restaurant shorted workers $53,000 2019-04-19 [WRAL]

Trump’s overtime proposal leaves behind almost 300,000 North Carolina workers 2019-03-28 [Progressive Pulse]

Federal workers protest ‘absurd‘ government shutdown at RDU 2019-03-27 [Milbank Monitor]

Campus Voice: Supporting the Elon Faculty Union: In words and actions 2019-03-03 [Elon News]

Uber to pay $1.3M to settle its oldest nationwide misclassification suit 2019-01-10 [HRDive]

NC restaurant fined over wage, child labor laws 2019-01-09 [Albany Times Union]

Uber to pay $1.3m in misclassification case 2019-01-05 [SIA]

At Elon University, some professors move to unionize 2018-11-30 [News & Record]

Uber drivers propose $1.3 mln deal in nationwide misclassification case 2018-10-17 [Reuters]

“…this was a racist law and violation of workers’ rights and constitutional rights.” 2018-10-15 [Hack the Union]

NC abuses labor law with legislative process to weaken labor rights 2018-10-02 [Toledo Blade]

Judge blocks law that stops farmworker union activities 2018-09-21 [WRAL]

After Florence, uncertainty haunts migrant workers 2018-09-18 [Reuters]

Workers Unite, 1943 2018-08-28 [Our State]

Union organizing effort begins at HAECO Cabin Solutions facilities in Triad 2018-08-24 [Winston-Salem Jrnl]

North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker minimum wage 2018-08-21 [Herald Whig]

North Carolina teachers strike was the result of years of grassroots organizing. And they're not done yet 2018-08-13 [Jacobin]

I support labor unions, because collective bargaining makes us stronger 2018-08-11 [News&Observer]

Tobacco farmworkers fired for speaking out - support the online campaign 2018-07-06 [FLOC]

*Hog Wild* recounts bitter 15-year unionization battle at Smithfield pork plant in NC 2018-06-23 [News&Observer]

New effort to strengthen the bargaining power of NC employee unions 2018-06-15 [ABC]

Union workers demand justice after death of construction worker 2018-06-05 [Biz NC]

Labor leaders, construction workers to protest building where worker fell to death 2018-05-30 [Spectrum]

Raises coming for state workers, NC leaders announce 2018-05-25 [News&Observer]

24-year-old man dies after fall from uptown high rise under construction, officials say 2018-05-24 [WSOC]

Teachers take school funding fight straight to Capitol 2018-05-17 [NPR]

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]

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

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

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

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

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

22-01-1969 Black workers at the Eldon Chrysler plant in Detroit march on the autoworkers' union with a list of grievances. The workers had formed ELRUM - the Eldon Revolutionary Union Movement - and they called a strike the next day. [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]