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Southern Workers Assembly: A Rank-and-file Call to Action for Labor to Mobilize to Join the Front Line Struggle

by May 19, 2013
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Starting in late April and continuing into July, several thousand people from across North Carolina, lead by Rev. William Barber II, President of the NC NAACP have marched every Monday into the state legislative building in Raleigh and packed the rotunda. Over 600 people at the various actions blocked Read more »

FLOC and allies March on Reynolds Shareholders Meeting and Demand the Company do More Than Talk

by May 18, 2013
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Farmworkers and their supporters turned out in full force on May 9 at the Reynolds American 2013 Shareholders Meeting.  At one of the largest and most energetic events since the beginning of the campaign, over 300 people including labor, clergy, students, and community allies rallied and marched through the city calling Read more »

Georgia Teamster sanitation workers organize and vote to strike

by March 12, 2013
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Sanitation workers in McDonough, Ga., walk out By Dianne Mathiowetz on April 28, 2013 An important labor strike is happening in McDonough, Ga., just south of Atlanta. Workers at Republic Services/Allied Waste are members of Teamsters Local 728 who won their election in 2011. They began an unfair labor practices Read more »

SWA Stands with Exploited Filipino Workers in Louisiana

by February 14, 2013
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On November 16, 2012, three Filipino “guestworkers” were killed in an explosion while working for Black Elk Energy Company in Louisiana waters. These workers were lured to Louisiana with the offer of employer-provided housing and high wages, but arrived to live and work in despicable and dangerous conditions at sub-minimum Read more »

Charlotte, N.C., city workers win important victory

by January 22, 2013

By Dante Strobino on January 22, 2013 The City Council in Charlotte, N.C., voted 6-5 on Jan. 14 to approve payroll dues deduction for all five city worker unions with no membership restrictions. Charlotte will join three other North Carolina cities, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, in granting this right to municipal Read more »