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Politics of Labor in post-election America

The Triangle Labor and Civil Rights Working Group (LCRWG) is pleased to announce our next meeting on “The Politics of Labor” on Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm at the NC State AFL-CIO, 1408 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC.

Please join us for an engaging discussion with the following speakers over drinks and light fare:

MaryBe McMillan, Secretary-Treasurer, NC State AFL-CIO, will speak on labor’s role in the election of Barack Obama and the Democratic sweep in North Carolina and across the nation. McMillan will also address the Employee Free Choice Act, a path-blazing bill restoring workers’ right to form unions free from employer threats and intimidation, which is labor’s top priority for Obama and the new Congress.

David Zonderman, Associate Professor of History, North Carolina State University, will speak on the history and present status of public sector unions in North Carolina, including the Hear Our Public Employee (HOPE) Coalition and its ongoing efforts to legalize collective bargaining for state, county, school, and municipal workers.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Orion Teal:

About the working group

The LCRWG seeks to foster greater dialogue between activists and scholars on issues related to civil rights and labor in the Triangle and beyond. Past events have included film screenings, discussions of pre-circulated papers, multimedia presentations, and performances on topics as diverse as prison labor in North Carolina, the legacy of school desegregation, environmental racism, and labor organizing.

Our third year is off to a great start, and Spring 2009 promises to be equally engaging, informative, and fun, so please save the following dates:

  • January 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    School Desegregation / Neighborhood Development with performance by Hidden Voices
    Love House, UNC Chapel Hill (map it)
  • February 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Urban Planning and Development in the Triangle
    Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University (map it)
  • March 25, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Latino/Immigrant Labor
    Love House, UNC Chapel Hill (map it)
  • April 22, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    Film Screening and Discussion
    Love House, UNC Chapel Hill (map it)

Send an email to for more information about the Triangle LCRWG.