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Does the Prohibition of Bargaining Rights Violate International Law?

by August 3, 2012
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Yes. International covenants are clear: workers have the right to bargain collectively and freely associate. In March 2007, the UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) found North Carolina’s ban on collective bargaining to be in violation of international labor standards. In that decision the ILO called on the United States government Read more »

Laws that Restrict Collective Bargaining


Although public workers in North Carolina and Virginia have the right to form and join a union and can negotiate with their employer for fair wages and benefits—as well as fair working conditions — it is illegal for employers and their employees to sign a legally-enforceable collective bargaining agreement. North Read more »

Press Release August 1, 2012


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On opening Day of Democratic National Convention the Southern Workers Assembly will be a Convergence to Organize Labor in the South WHAT: Southern Workers Assembly WHEN: September 3, 2012 (Labor Day) 1:00pm-5:00pm WHERE: Wedgewood Baptist Church, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte NC 28210 Press Contact: Saladin Muhammad of Read more »


by August 1, 2012

El 3 de Septiembre de 2012 (Día del Trabajo) a las 1 pm El primer día de la Convención Nacional Demócrata Charlotte, NC Únase con sindicatos sureños, organizaciones de trabajadores, grupos de derechos civiles, derechos humanos, y derechos de inmigrantes, desempleados, trabajadores jóvenes, personas espirituales, y la comunidad para una Read more »

Southern Workers Assembly


September 3, 2012 (Labor Day) 1:00pm-5:00pm Wedgewood Baptist Church 4800 Wedgewood Drive Charlotte NC 28210 The U.S. South is the bastion of anti-labor right-to-work laws and has the lowest percentage of unionization than other regions in the U.S. It is a region with a history of deep racial, social, Read more »