• March on Reynolds American shareholders meeting (5/3)

    Join us in Winston-Salem on May 3 as we rally and march for justice for tobacco farm workers! Tell Reynolds it’s time to take responsibility for it’s actions and it’s supply chain.

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  • Boeing machinists on strike at Seymour Johnson

    Boeing machinists at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are on strike.

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  • Help bring justice to North Carolina’s tobacco fields

    We aren’t asking Kangaroo Chairman of the Board Ed Holman for the world. We are only asking him to join a conversation that would mean the world to thousands of his fellow human beings. Won’t you join us in sending him that message?

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  • Baldemar Velasquez Speaks Out at Rally for Human Rights

    “We’re workers. We know how to work hard. [And] we ain’t gonna stop until justice happens.”

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  • FLOC Set to March, Rally at Reynolds Mtg. Friday

    Come out and join hundreds of FLOC members and supporters as we demand justice for farmworkers in downtown Winston-Salem on the morning of May 6th. Carpools from various locations in North Carolina have been established to help folks get to the march and rally this Friday.

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  • Exposing the “State of Fear” in NC Tobacco Fields

    From 2010 to 2011, Oxfam America and FLOC conducted face-to-face interviews with tobacco stakeholders, including farmworkers, growers, and cigarette makers. The summary report released May 5, 2011 by Oxfam and FLOC details widespread human rights abuses in North Carolina tobacco fields.

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  • British American Tobacco Feels Heat Over Reynolds’ Refusal to Meet

    Last week outside the British embassy in Washington, DC and British consulates in nine other major cities, supporters of justice for tobacco field hands rallied and delivered messages urging the government of the United Kingdom to pressure BAT to take affirmative action to bring Reynolds American executives to the bargaining table with FLOC.

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  • Call to Action: FLOC March on Reynolds 2011

    Demand justice for tobacco farmworkers! Join us on May 6 in Winston-Salem as we stand and march with our tobacco farmworker brothers and sisters in their demand that Reynolds American accept its moral responsibility to address exploitation in its supply chain. What: Picket outside the Reynolds American shareholders’ meeting and march in downtown W-S When: […]

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  • FLOC to March and Rally at Reynolds (5/6)

    Come out and join hundreds of FLOC members and supporters as we demand justice for tobacco farmworkers in downtown Winston-Salem on the morning of May 6th (more information to follow). For over 3 years, Reynolds executives have refused to even meet with farmworkers time and time again.

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  • FLOC Launches JPMorgan Chase Divestment Campaign

    Increasing pressure on Reynolds American Last week the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC) launched a national divestment campaign of JPMorgan Chase as part of the campaign against Reynolds American.  Chase is one of the lead banks in a consortium of lenders that provides $498 million dollars in credit to Reynolds American, one of the […]

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  • Richard O’Brien, PFFPNC, Makes Plea for H.O.P.E.

    Coalition for public employees needs support

    The campaign to end the ban on public employee collective bargaining in North Carolina has been a long one. The work of the North Carolina Hear Our Public Employees Coalition (HOPE) must continue, especially in hard economic times. Even for a group that runs as efficiently as HOPE on a shoe-string budget, that effort takes money.

    Richard O’Brien, Secretary-Treasurer for the Professional Fire Fighters and Paramedics of North Carolina, has written a letter urging our member unions and individuals in the community to dig deep and continue to fund this vital effort to repeal the Jim Crow law that bans bargaining for public employees:

    Now is not the time to slack off, as HOPE has been securing more and more legislators who support the repeal.

    This is where we need YOUR help! Our larger contributors have not been able to help out in the way that they would like to be able to contribute. So rather than having a few large contributors, HOPE is counting on numerous individuals like you to make smaller donations of $10, $15, or $20.

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  • March on Reynolds for Farmworker Justice! (5/7)

    Click to download the flyer (opens PDF). Join us Friday in Winston-Salem, NC The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in their struggle to get Reynolds to recognize its responsibility to meet with tobacco farmworkers and their union. Join us and hundreds of allies this Friday in […]

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  • March on Reynolds for Farmworker Justice!

    Click to download the flyer (opens PDF). Friday, May 7 in Winston-Salem, NC Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC) and hundreds of allies on May 7, 2010 in Winston-Salem at Reynolds American’s annual shareholders meeting. For nearly three years, Reynolds CEO Susan Ivey has refused to meet with FLOC to discuss the abusive […]

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  • Support Farmworkers Battle w/Reynolds

    Tell Betsy Atkins to resign in protest Our fellow union members at the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) need our support in their campaign to get Reynolds American to do right by the tobacco workers who harvest the golden leaf. Betsy Atkins is a board member at Reynolds, but despite her encouragement, Reynolds CEO, […]

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  • Obama Steps Up Protections for Farm Workers

    Labor Dept. announces new rules for H-2A U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis announced tough new regulations on wages and job safety protections for temporary agricultural workers. The new rules, which will go into effect in time for the 2010 growing season, “reflect the Administration’s commitment to providing fair wages and strong labor protections for […]

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