February 20, 2015
We’ve received troubling news from our IBEW affiliate in Winston-Salem, NC where, instead of bargaining in good faith on a first contract, ADT has left 19 workers locked out in the cold.
This will be the third year in a row since farm laborers and their supporters escalated their campaign to get Reynolds American to end the abuses in its tobacco supply chain by taking the matter up with the company that sells more Reynolds tobacco products than any other.
Our inspirational story of the week goes to fast food workers in the Fight for $15 and their community supporters in Greensboro who answered workplace injustice in a very-Greensboro way. Triad City Beat covered what happened after Wendy’s retaliated against their employee Crystal Price for standing up for higher wages and the right to form a union.
CenturyLink workers in Wake and nearby counties, members of CWA Local 3682, will picket outside company offices in Youngsville on Monday, Dec. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 AM. With good jobs and retirement security for 175 workers on the line, this informational picket will provide an opportunity for you to show public support for workers’ efforts to win a fair contract – one that prevents the company from outsourcing jobs and cutting retirement benefits.
Join us Monday in Greensboro, Friday in Durham, or wherever you are next week to send a message to Walmart and the Walton Family which controls it that greed is still a sin, and they are no longer going to get a pass from you for profiting off the poverty of Walmart workers!
If you agree with us that no one in America should work at a company with $16 billion in profits, run by a family with more than $150 billion in wealth and be unable to put dinner on the table, support Walmart strikers in North Carolina this Black Friday!
On Saturday, August 9 workers from across NC and other Southern states will gather in Goldsboro, NC for Solidarity City – a day long gathering of workers to discuss strategy, develop their organizing skills, and lay out how to continue to build a united effort to organize the South.
Check out this great mini-documentary on low-wage worker organizing in the South to learn what it’s all about, with strike footage and interviews with fast food workers and labor and civil rights leaders.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.