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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]

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]

This month in labour history

6-03-1913 Joe Hill's song "There is Power in a Union" first appeared in the @_IWW union's Little Red Song Book. [more]

7-03-1860 Some 6,000 shoemakers, later joined by 20,000 other workers, are on strike in Lynn, Massachussets. They get wage increases but not recognition for their union. [more]

7-03-1920 “Hunger march” by the unemployed to the Ford factories in Dearborn, asking for help and hiring. Police shoot at crowd, killing 4 and injuring 60 people. [more]

7-03-1932 Unemployed workers stage a hunger march to the Ford complex at Dearborn, demanding workers be rehired. Police shoot at the demonstration, killing 4 and injuring 60 [more]

8-03-1926 Fur & Leather Workers Union (mostly women) went on strike in NYC, enduring beatings by police. They won a 10% raise and a five-day week. [more]

8-03-1942 Lucy Parsons, founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and powerful orator for women, working people, and political prisoners died. [more]

9-03-1910 Westmoreland County Coal strikes begins, ending in 1911. It is known as the 'Slovak strike', as 70% of the miners are Slovakian. 16 people are killed. [more]

11-03-1950 TWU members at American Airlines win 11-day national strike, gaining what the union says was the first severance pay clause in industry. [more]

12-03-1912 The Bread and Roses strikers won all their demands. The strike was organized by mostly women workers and the Industrial Workers of the World and included 20,000 workers. [more]

12-03-1929 Lupe Anguiano, women's rights activist and labour organizer, is born. [more]

13-03-1830 The term “rat,” referring to a worker who betrays fellow workers, first appears in print in the New York Daily Sentinel [more]

15-03-1917 The Supreme Court approves the 8-hour day law as rail workers threaten national strike. [more]

15-03-1948 National strike by bituminous coal miners demanding pensions. [more]

18-03-1937 New York City police arrested striking Woolworth's store clerks - mostly women - who had occupied stores demanding a 40-hour workweek. [more]

31-03-1927 Cesar Chavez, Mexican-American labour leader, is born. [more]