August 31, 2019
This Labor Day, workers are winning. Momentum is building. The balance of power is shifting. Across the country, working people are joining the fight for a better deal and a better life.
In a first for North Carolina, working people from across economic sectors will get to challenge candidates and elected officials on ways to strengthen the freedom to join together in unions at a town hall this Thursday, June 14th, in Durham.
Before closing, forum organizers distributed placards that read “Durham Works Because We Do!” and called on attendees to consider the creation of the Workers’ Rights Commission as just one step in making Durham a “Union Town” — a city where workers’ power is taken seriously.
Lane Windham will read from her new book, Knocking on Labor’s Door, at 7 pm on Thursday, October 26 at The Regulator, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC.
Local cooks and cashiers from McDonald’s, Burger King, and other restaurants announced Friday that they will walk off the job on Labor Day, joining strikes by fast-food workers in 300 cities from coast to coast.
Acclaimed author Saru Jayaraman will be in Durham for a special event Thursday, April 28 to talk about ways diners can leverage their collective power to force the restaurant industry to change its anti-worker ways.
Join us April 5th for Rep. Butterfield’s ‘State of the District Address’ in Durham to ask him to Stop TPP!
The Durham People’s Alliance will use its December 3 meeting and Progressive Forum to educate about the so-called “gig economy” and the effort by contingent faculty at Duke University to organize with NC Faculty Forward.
Join us in Durham to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 28 with a march and FREE rally organized by our friends at Action NC featuring speakers, performance artists, skits, live music, children’s activities, and food trucks!
This week the Durham Living Wage Project launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000 in 30 days to build what has been an all-volunteer effort into a sustainable project to raise wages by certifying employers who pay their workers a liveable wage in the Bull City.
A coalition of labor, faith, and civil rights groups will meet Thursday, November 3 at 7pm in Durham to hear from city workers, mental health workers, educators, and letter carriers about cuts to vital public services and the loss of good jobs.
Cree praised as leader in green technology Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu were in Durham this week to promote the stimulus bill’s clean-energy tax credit and to tout the accomplishments of Cree, a manufacturer of LED lighting. Because of a $39 million tax credit, Cree has been able to hire 375 […]
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.