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  • Bill Fletcher on State Of American Labor (10/29)

    UPDATE: 2nd Talk with Bill Fletcher at Quail Ridge Books at 7:30 pm Bill Fletcher will also speak tomorrow night at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. Join him for a discussion about his book, Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path Toward Social Justice. When: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 7:30 […]

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  • Health Equity for All: Civil Rights Groups Air Ads

    WATCH VIDEO: ‘Under the Bus’ A coalition of national civil rights groups, including the NAACP Voter Action Fund and the National Council of La Raza, have joined to make sure health insurance reform legislation coming together in the Congress does not “throw 46 million of us under the bus.” Health Equity for All on their […]

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  • 66th Annual NAACP State Convention is Oct 8-11

    Join us for the Labor & Industry Breakfast on Friday, 9 October Our HKonJ ally on many issues important to workers and working families in North Carolina – like the long-fought campaign to organize Smithfield Foods and our effort to win collective bargaining rights for public employees – the NC chapter of the NAACP will […]

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  • REPORT: Lobby for HOPE ’09

    Triple Play at Lobby Day On May 26 public employees and supporters from across North Carolina converged on Raleigh for HOPE’s second Collective Bargaining Lobby Day. Hundreds of people from 22 counties lobbied their legislators in person and through HOPE’s virtual lobby and call-in day. Our strategy this year followed on three tracks: 1. Mock […]

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  • Mother’s Day Flowers and the Mothers who Pick Them

    Columbian workers pay high price for Mom’s gifts Thousands of workers, mostly female and many themselves mothers, toil on flower plantations in Columbia to farm, cut and trim the flowers many of us will give our mom on Sunday. From the AFL-CIO Blog: This Mother’s Day, remember the mothers in Colombia who grew, cut and […]

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  • Veterans Join Battle for Employee Free Choice Act

    VoteVets.org mobilizes for freedom to organize Saying the freedom to organize and form unions is one of many American values for which veterans have fought and died, the AFL-CIO Union Veterans Council and VoteVets.org are teaming up to fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act. “The freedom to organize is an American value, […]

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  • Swine Flu vs. Lack of Paid Sick Leave in NC

    Getting sick is nothing new. The way we fight the spread of infectious disease – regular hand washing, getting vaccinated, avoiding travel and staying home from work if sick – are common sense things that everyone can do. Well, not everyone. Nearly 1 in 2 workers in North Carolina lack even a single day of […]

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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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  • Workers Memorial Day Observed

    Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. However, the threat of going to work healthy and coming home severely injured – or not coming home at all – remains all too real. According to estimates (PDF document)by the International Labor Organization (ILO), worldwide, 1 million workers […]

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  • Press Coverage of Grueling Strike at Moncure

    READ: Front-page story lays bare pain inflicted by 7-month standoff Readers of the News & Observer saw a front-page article in today’s paper on the strike at Moncure Plywood. Entitled “Strikers Persist in Worst of Times”, the story focuses on how the protracted standoff with management and the tough economy are making life for workers […]

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  • Press Conference in Raleigh for Free Choice Act

    Response to Anti-Worker Event Workers, local academics and civil rights leaders joined the community at the North Carolina Justice Center for a press conference on the importance of the Employee Free Choice Act and the freedom to bargain for a better life. The gathering was a response to an anti-worker event by Americans for Prosperity […]

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  • President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

    First law signed by our new President is workers’ rights bill What a difference ten days make in the struggle for workers’ rights. Last Thursday, our new President signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Joining President Obama at the bill signing ceremony was Mrs. Ledbetter, along with First Lady […]

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  • Return of Historic Thousands on Jones St

    3rd H.K. on J. set for February 14 Join the NC State AFL-CIO and other labor organizations for the rally and march on Saturday, February 14, 2009. Here’s more information from the announcement at the HK on J web site: The H K on J coalition is united in support of a 14-point People’s Agenda […]

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  • Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy in Labor Movement

    By Fred Azcarate, Voice@Work Director for the AFL-CIO In a blog entry for USAService.org, a web site designed to promote President-elect Barack Obama’s call for a national day of service on Monday, January 19, Fred Azcarate shared his own thoughts on how best to honor those who have come before us: “The Labor Movement – […]

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  • President Andrews Interviewed by WRAL

    Media focus on Employee Free Choice Act Cullen Browder of CBS affiliate WRAL in Raleigh, NC interviewed state fed president James Andrews as part of a piece about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). You can watch the video online. Business groups opposed to EFCA are rolling out the same arguments they used in the […]

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