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  • Upcoming tobacco farmworker solidarity actions

    After tobacco farmworker advocates rallied outside the corporate headquarters of The Pantry, Inc. in Cary, NC, today, asking that company’s CEO to keep up the pressure on Reynolds to do right by its tobacco field workers, our campaign for justice will continue with other actions this month and beyond.

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  • Going ‘Gaga’ Over Workers’ Rights

    “Don’t get caught in a bad hotel” From the AFL-CIO Blog: Lady Gaga recently made an unexpected appearance at the Westin Saint Francis hotel in San Francisco – in the form of a flash mob singing a pro-worker version of lyrics to her “Bad Romance.” Replete with tuba, trombone, snare drum and a couple dozen […]

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  • Rally for TSA Collective Bargaining Rights (5/5)

    Click to download the flyer (opens PDF) Show solidarity w/transport security workers The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union in the country but also is the largest and most trusted union in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with more than 13,500 dues-paying members and 35 Locals nationwide. AFGE […]

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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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  • Collective Bargaining Lobby Day Set for June 15

    SAVE THE DATE: 6/15 at 9:00 AM On June 15, 2010, we must stand together to repeal a 50-year-old Jim Crow law (NC General Statute 95-98) that denies a basic human right to the public workers who help make our state run and are essential to our state’s economic recovery. Only North Carolina and Virigina […]

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  • Solidarity Needed: Support Six-Day Mail Delivery

    APWU is asking for our help Senior management at the United States Postal Service is asking the Congress to sign off on its plans to eliminate six-day mail delivery service. Click here to support six-day mail delivery. Your brothers and sisters in the American Postal Worker Union (and in the National Association of Letter Carriers) […]

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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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  • HK on J 2010 Rescheduled for Next Saturday (2/27)

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  • It’s Past Time for Bargaining Rights at TSA

    Sign the petition to give TSOs a Voice @ Work Nine years is long enough for workers at the Transportation Security Administration to go without collective bargaining rights. Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has the power to grant this basic human right to Transportation Security Officers. The federal employees […]

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  • Fourth Annual HK on J Rally & March (2/13)

    UPDATE: Postponed until 2/27 due to wintry weather Look for more information next week. Because the change we need must come in North Carolina The NC State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with our partners in the HK on J alliance. Our 14-point People’s Agenda speaks to the change we need in our state capital […]

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  • Students Win Big for Workers at Russell Athletic

    Protest outside Target in Washington, DC. Photo by United Students Against Sweatshops. Company agrees to reopen plant it shuttered after workers unionized North Carolina has suffered tens of thousands of job losses to foreign competition. Once those jobs leave our shores, they don’t always stay in one place for long, as multinational corporations close shops […]

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  • APWU Local 1807 in Hickory Needs Our Solidarity

    URGENT: Town Hall on plant closing is Thursday (11/19) We have received an urgent request for solidarity assistance from APWU Local 1807 in Hickory, NC. As we’ve highlighted in past email updates and in our recent newsletter, the U.S. Postal Service is cutting services and window hours, consolidating rural routes, and has even sought legislation […]

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  • Demand Justice in Tobacco Fields

    FLOC demonstration at Reynolds shareholders meeting on May 6th Join with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) at Reynolds Shareholders Meeting to show decision-makers that we support FLOC’s struggle. Reynolds must address the injustices farm workers endure in their supply chain and give workers the respect they deserve! What: Rally outside Reynolds American shareholders meeting […]

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  • Strike Ends, Union Declares Victory in Moncure

    Machinists of Local W369 to return to work From the IAM web site: Striking members of Local W369 in Moncure, North Carolina, will return to work at Moncure Plywood with their contract and their dignity intact after ratifying a new three-year contract that preserves seniority rights and sharply restricts the amount of forced overtime employees […]

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