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  • Reception in Honor of Strikers on Sunday, April 5

    Event hosted by Young Dems of NC From Will Cubbison, Chair of the YDNC Labor Caucus: Join us at a reception in honor of the striking IAMAW Workers in Moncure. They have been on strike for almost 8 months over deplorable working conditions. This reception will be open to all who can come. We ask […]

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  • Dinner & Benefit Auction for Strikers is April 1

    No Fooling: Good food and fellowship for a just cause The Moncure Solidarity Committee is organizing a baked chicken dinner and auction to benefit the striking workers at Moncure Plywood: [Here’s] a special invitation to stand up for human rights by coming to the general store in Pittsboro on Wednesday, April 1st, 6-9pm, for a […]

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  • Monday is Day of Solidarity for Moncure Workers

    Actions start at 11 am on picket line On Monday, March 16th, the faith based, social justice and labor community will come together to stand up for the Moncure workers who are standing up for us. Download the flyer for this event. Please widely disseminate the flyer to friends, family, faith based organizations and list […]

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  • Day of Solidarity, Major Actions for Strikers

    Join us on Monday, March 16, 2009 On Monday, March 16th, the faith based, social justice and labor community will come together to stand up for the Moncure workers who are standing up for us. Download the flyer for this event. Please widely disseminate the flyer to friends, family, faith based organizations and list serves. […]

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  • Urgent Appeal for Strike Assistance for W369

    Situation is critical for many strikers at Moncure Plywood July 20, 2008 – union members of IAMAW Lodge W369 go on strike at Moncure Plywood. Six months later the company has done everything it can to avoid negotiating a fair contract for its workers, including hiring replacements. Walking a picket line this long is finally […]

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  • Adopt a Moncure Striker for the Holidays

    “Angel Tree” list for striking members Having been on strike since July 20, 2008, the many union members of Machinist Lodge W369 in Moncure, NC aren’t expecting to have a Merry Christmas or Happy New Year. We wanted to give our readers and members from across the state an opportunity to help. The NC A. […]

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  • Long Denied, Justice Comes to Smithfield!

    Supporters of justice marched on company share holders meeting in 2007. Workers vote to join UFCW After 16 long years, workers at the world’s largest meat processing plant will finally get their union. Last night, the company announced the results of an NLRB supervised election—2,041 ’Yes’ votes for UFCW to 1,879 ‘No’ votes. Organizing at […]

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  • Moncure Strike Update: Rally & Calls

    Rally for workers at Moncure Plywood The strike at Moncure Plywood is about to enter its sixth month. The stakes for workers who have been out on the picket line since July have never been higher. The company is intent on using the strike to break the union rather than come to an agreement. We […]

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  • Strike at Moncure Plywood Enters 4th Month

    Workers at Moncure Plywood, members of IAMAW Lodge W369, have been on strike since July 20, when the company gave a take-it-or-leave-it final contract offer. Workers have rejected the company’s demand for 60-hour work weeks, undermining seniority rights, increasing health insurance premiums by over 300 percent, and giving fewer holidays off. The company has used […]

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  • Union and Smithfield Foods Settle Lawsuit

    The Associated Press and News & Observer are reporting that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Smithfield foods have reached a settlement in the company’s lawsuit to end the union’s community outreach campaign, Justice @ Smithfield. Election agreed to for Tar Heel plant Since the Tar Heel plant opened in 1992, the UFCW […]

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  • Workers at Thomas Buses Vote YES for UAW

    Local 5287 defeats decertification by wide margin With so much time and energy focused on our campaign to Turn Around America, there’s important news on the solidarity front in North Carolina’s union movement. Good news from High Point – workers at Thomas Built Buses voted overwhelmingly to keep their union, defeating a decertification campaign launched […]

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  • Moncure Plywood Strikers Need our Help

    Strike enters third month The workers voted overwhelmingly to strike on July 20 after bosses gave a take-it-or-leave-it final contract offer that would mandate 60-hour work weeks, weaken the seniority clause in a way that could lend itself to favoritism, discrimination and racism, increase health insurance premiums by over 300 percent, and give fewer holidays […]

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  • Rally for Justice for Moncure Plywood Workers

    Community Support Needed to Win Justice Workers at the Moncure Plywood factory in Chatham County are under attack by their bosses and were forced out on strike. Now they need the support of our community. What: Rally to support Moncure Plywood Workers When: Tuesday, August 26th, 5:30pm Where: downtown Pittsboro, NC Download the community outreach […]

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  • Workers at Local W369 in Moncure Still on Strike

    Union workers at Moncure Plywood in Chatham County remain on strike and have been since July 20. The wood workers are members of IAMAW Local Lodge W369. We need to show our solidarity with the union members at Moncure Plywood. Local Lodge W369 is asking for our help, including donations of water, food, and supporters […]

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  • Workers at Moncure Plywood are ON STRIKE!

    Union workers at Moncure Plywood in Chatham County are on strike. The wood workers are members of IAMAW Local Lodge W369. Lewis Cameron, the local president, has worked at the plant for 35 years. Check our photostream for pictures from the strike line. “They treat us like dogs,” Cameron said of Wood Resources, the company […]

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