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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]

Thousands of NC teachers rally in Raleigh for more education funding 2018-05-17 [News&Observer]

Justin Parmenter: Here Come the N.C. Teacher Thugs! For more info 2018-05-15 [Diane Ravitch]

Charter Teachers: We Refuse to Be a Trojan Horse to Destroy Public Schools 2018-05-14 [Diane Ravitch]

This month in labour history

1-11-1962 Strike at New York Daily News by the Newspaper Guild precedes a larger strike at multiple newspapers [more]

1-11-1918 Scab driver crashes a NYC subway train during labour dispute: 97 die, 255 injured. [more]

1-11-1835 Philadelphia - first general strike in US history - for a 10 hour. [more]

1-11-1919 Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours. [more]

2-11-1920 SPUSA and railway workers' union leader Eugene V. Debs receives nearly one million votes for Presidency of the United States. [more]

2-11-1909 150 arrested in IWW free speech fight, Spokane, Washington [more]

3-11-1921 Striking milk truck drivers in New York City dump thousands of gallons of milk on the streets. [more]

5-11-1885 Eugene V. Debs, leading figure in the railway workers unions, the IWW and the American Socialist Party, was born. [more]

9-11-1935 The Committee for Industrial Organization is formed, breaking away from the American Federation of Labor. [more]

10-11-1933 America's first Depression-era sit-down strike occurs at the Hormel food plant in Austin, Minnesota. [more]

11-11-1831 Slave rebellion leader Nat Turner is hanged for his role leading a slave revolt 3 months earlier in Virginia. [more]

12-11-1892 Workers in New Orleans win a 10 hour day and overtime pay, after a four-day general strike led by racially integrated unions [more]

13-11-1974 Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood dies in suspicious car crash while driving documents to a reporter. [more]

14-11-1938 Foundation of the National Federation of Telephone Workers (later Communications Workers of America) in New Orleans. [more]

18-11-1938 The Congress of Industrial Organisations elects John L. Lewis as its first president [more]

19-11-1915 Joe Hill, a Swedish-American organiser for the Industrial Workers of the World, is framed and executed for murder in Utah. [more]

20-11-1896 Rose Pesotta born. Anarchist labour activist & only woman on board of Intl Ladies’ Garment Workers Union (ILGWU). [more]

26-11-1913 Wobblies Joe Ettor Arturo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso acquitted for murdering picket Anna LoPizzo during the Lawrence textile workers strike. [more]

27-11-1884 Anarchist A.R. Parsons addresses a Thanksgiving Day hunger march in Chicago. [more]

29-11-1980 Dorothy Day, suffragist, Christian anarchist, and founder of the Catholic Worker movement, dies today in New York City aged 83. [more]