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NC to Test All Nursing Home Residents, Workers 2020-07-02 [Insurance Jrnl]

Lawmakers, workers, advocates call for NC to rebuild its unemployment system 2020-06-30 [Progressive Pulse]

NC nurses stand on the brink of a historic labor victory 2020-06-10 [Facing South]

Unions, advocates call for worker protections at meat processing plants 2020-05-09 [WRAL]

Giant Hospital Corporation Takes Advantage of Coronavirus to Fight Nurses’ Union Drive 2020-05-07 [Intercept]

FLAG program provides meals for frontline workers 2020-04-27 [ABC]

Workers on North Carolina farms victimized after denouncing abuses, seeking union recognition 2020-03-02 [IUF]

Workers, advocates push lawmakers to increase minimum wage to $15 in NC 2020-02-16 [WWAY]

A Raise To $11 An Hour? That’s Still Not Enough, Union Says At Airport Protests 2020-02-15 [Forbes]

Workers, advocates push lawmakers to increase minimum wage to $15 in NC 2020-02-14 [ABC]

Duke grad workers demand a fair contract 2020-02-10 [Chronicle]

Durham McDonald's Workers Protest Dangerous Conditions 2020-01-25 [Indy Week]

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]

This month in labour history

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]