September 2, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011 is the 20th anniversary of North Carolina’s deadliest industrial accident.
Take Action: Understaffing at federal prisons is putting lives at risk No one should go to work afraid for their life because of their manager’s willful disregard of the law. Yet thousands of correctional workers in federal prisons do so every day, reporting for duty in facilities across the country where the ratio of inmates […]
3 workers die, 38 others hospitalized An explosion in the ConAgra Foods plant in Garner, NC killed three workers and sent 38 others to the hospital on Tuesday. The cause of the blast is not yet known. Federal agents are to begin an investigation today. The blast was powerful enough to knock down one of […]
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 […]
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.