Graduate workers at Duke University have filed for an NLRB election after Duke declined to voluntarily recognize the growing majority of the university’s 2,500 PhD student workers who are exercising their freedom to join together in union to have a collective voice in determining pay, benefits, and working conditions.
June 28, 2022
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.
April 6, 2021
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.
March 22, 2019
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.
December 3, 2018
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.
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!
January 20, 2017
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.
August 12, 2016
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.
August 12, 2016
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.
May 12, 2016
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.
April 1, 2016
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.
February 12, 2016
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.
November 13, 2015
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.
March 4, 2015
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.
December 4, 2014
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.