• NC AFL-CIO Holds Labor 2022 Skills Building Training

    On June 21st, facilitators from the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute and NC A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) held an online training to give union activists a chance to practice and polish their organizing skills, starting with having the conversations that will be essential to a successful Labor 2022 member-to-member political education program this year.

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  • We Stand with the Duke University Press Workers Union

    We commend the people of the Duke University Press Workers Union for exercising their freedom to join together in union so they too can know the power, protection, and hope that comes from having a union contract, and we call on Duke University to immediately recognize their union and begin collective bargaining.

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  • Elon University Adjunct Faculty Votes 2-1 to Unionize

    On March 12th, adjunct professors at Elon University voted by a 2-1 margin in a union election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board to exercise their freedom to join together in union with SEIU Workers United Southern Region.

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  • Faculty at Elon University Take First Steps to Unionize

    Non-tenure-track faculty at Elon University have taken the first public steps to exercise their freedom to join together in union and collectively negotiate a union contract for fair wages, job security, and more transparency in salary and promotion decisions made by university officials.

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  • Stand with Nissan workers, Jan. 28 in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte

    Join us Saturday, Jan. 28th for solidarity actions at Nissan dealerships in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh and make a difference—in Mississippi and in our communities—by standing with the Nissan workers organizing for a voice on the job!

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  • NLRB election set for Duke graduate workers

    Duke Graduate Students Union announced this week that grad workers have secured dates for their NLRB-supervised union election to decide whether they will get the opportunity to collectively negotiate for a better life.

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  • AFL-CIO affiliate members skill-up to Organize the South

    Bringing democracy to more workplaces across the South will take organizers – people who are active members of our affiliates and have the necessary skills to work on internal and external organizing campaigns, which is why we were proud to host the AFL-CIO’s 3-day basic organizing skills training, the Organizing Institute (O.I.), recently in Charlotte.

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  • Staff at NC Justice Center unionize, secure first contract

    Sign our petition thanking staff at the N.C. Justice Center for setting an example that we hope people working at other non-profits will follow and welcoming them to our labor movement.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO convenes Organizers Roundtable

    NC State AFL-CIO convened an “Organizers Roundtable” in Raleigh to strategize about ways to bring more working people together in union to raise wages and improve working conditions in North Carolina.

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  • Geary: ‘Faculty uprising’ at Duke what higher ed needs

    Bob Geary has an excellent piece in the current issue of Indy Week about the successful organizing drive by non-tenured faculty at Duke.

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  • Duke faculty file for a union

    Less than a month after the federal government reported an increase in union membership in North Carolina and other southern states last year, non-tenured faculty at Duke University filed for a union of their own.

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  • Duke contingent faculty the focus of Dec. 3 People’s Alliance meeting

    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.

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  • ADT Locks Out NC Security Techs

    Employees – installation specialists and service technicians who provide home and business security service – voted for representation by the IBEW in 2013 and have been negotiating for a first contract ever since.

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  • Charlotte FedEx Freight drivers vote “union yes” – #OrganizeTheSouth

    FedEx is notoriously anti-union and the South has been hostile territory for workers trying to organize unions, but a group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight’s terminal in Charlotte, N.C. voted last month to join Teamsters Local 71.

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  • Volkswagen changes policy to embrace “minority unions”

    International Business Times reported this week that German automaker Volkswagen will recognize unions at its Chattanooga plant even without majority support.

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