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“They want to run us to death”

by August 24, 2012

“They want to run us to death” Democrats will announce a pro-union platform in Charlotte — but some convention workers say they’re forgotten By Josh EidelsonFriday, Aug 24, 2012 In two weeks, Democrats will gather in Charlotte, N.C., and pledge once more to strengthen the right of workers Read more »

City Workers to Continue Protest Through DNC

by August 22, 2012

by DIANNE GALLAGHER / NewsChannel 36 Staff Posted on August 20, 2012 CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  Sanitation workers picketing outside the Government Center Monday said they aren’t letting the upcoming Democratic National Convention stop their weekly protests. About a dozen people held Read more »

UE President Bruce Klipple

by August 11, 2012

UE President Bruce Klipple’s solidarity message from United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE) for the Southern Workers Assembly, Sept. 3rd, 2012. Why attend the Southern Workers Assembly?

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 »