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Workers Assembly unites Southern fightback

By March 7, 2014
Photo: Manzoor Cheema

Workers from across the Raleigh- Durham, N.C., area and from many different workplaces gathered in a Local Worker Assembly sponsored by the Southern Workers Assembly on Feb. 22. As part of the growing Moral Monday movement, workers across North Carolina have been involved in strikes, civil disobedience, walk-ins, protests at state office buildings and other […]

 

Walmart workers jolt NLRB

By January 24, 2014
Photo: makingchangeatwalmart.org

The National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 15 issued its broadest complaint yet against major transnational corporation Walmart for violating workers’ rights. It says that the company illegally fired and disciplined more than 117 workers, including those who participated in actions that took place in June 2012 to demand better pay and more workplace rights. […]

 

Mental health workers demand safety, rights and raises

By November 22, 2013

Durham, N.C. — Jessica Brandon, a mother of three whose 40-year-old husband has had four heart attacks, is the sole wage earner in her family. For the past five and a half years she has worked as a health care technician at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, N.C., one of three state psychiatric hospitals. Brandon […]

 

North Carolina Fightback Conference unites workers

By October 4, 2013
The Southern Workers Assembly.WW photo: Dante Strobino

Raleigh, N.C. — Workers from across North Carolina joined together on Sept. 21 for a statewide Workers Fightback Conference hosted by the Southern Workers Assembly. In the last few months, over 950 people were arrested in protests at the State Capitol and tens of thousands took to the streets as part of the Moral Monday movement. […]

 

Fightback Conference unites workers in North Carolina

By September 27, 2013

Raleigh, N.C. — Workers from across North Carolina joined together on Sept. 21 for a statewide Workers Fightback Conference hosted by the Southern Workers Assembly. In the last few months, over 950 people were arrested in protests at the State Capitol and tens of thousands took to the streets as part of the Moral Monday movement. […]

 

Workers strategize on fightback

By September 25, 2013
Low Wages have to Go! panel.WW photo: Ben Carroll

The Southern Workers Assembly hosted a statewide North Carolina Workers Fightback Conference on Sept. 21 in Raleigh that was attended by fast-food workers, state employees, city workers, education workers, farmworkers, theatrical workers and many others from Greenville, Charlotte, Goldsboro, Durham, Raleigh and all across the state! The major purpose of the conference was to unite […]

 

Longshore union settles new contract on East Coast

By February 14, 2013

The International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance reached a tentative agreement Feb. 1 on a union contract covering all 15 East Coast ports and nearly 14,000 port workers. They were facing a Feb. 6 deadline and potential coastwide strike if negotiations had broken off for a third time. The original contract expiration […]

 

Charlotte, N.C., city workers win important victory

By January 22, 2013
UE 150, firefighter association, Charlotte Central Labor Council members and community supporters gather in Charlotte city council lobby Jan. 14.  Photo: UE 150

The City Council in Charlotte, N.C., voted 6-5 on Jan. 14 to approve payroll dues deduction for all five city worker unions with no membership restrictions. Charlotte will join three other North Carolina cities, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, in granting this right to municipal employee organizations. North Carolina is the least unionized state in the country, […]

 

Struggle heats up against racist frame-ups in North Carolina

By January 18, 2013

Durham, N.C. — On Jan. 10, a big rally took place here outside Durham County Jail to free Carlos Riley Jr., an African-American man who is in jail with $1.5 million bond and nine pending charges, including allegedly shooting a cop who actually shot himself. This comes after weekly rallies every Tuesday in December to drop […]

 

Labor, youth protest right-wing governor

By January 11, 2013
Jan. 5 protest.Photo: NC AFL-CIO

Raleigh, N.C. — On Jan. 5, activists gathered in Raleigh to protest the inauguration of the new ultra-right-wing Republican governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, and to draw attention to his appointment of Art Pope as the state’s chief budget writer. Protesters referred to Pope as McCrory’s “Puppet Master” during a mock public ceremony swearing […]

 
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