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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 »

ILA Leaders Featured on Radio Free Georgia

by December 26, 2012

The East Coast dock workers’ struggle for a fair contract will be featured this afternoon on Radio Free Georgia’s The Labor Forum. Listen today, Dec 26 at 4:30pm Eastern time to WRFG at 89.3FM or at http://www.wrfg.org/. Today’s guest will be Ken Riley of International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422 based Read more »

Stand in Solidarity with the ILA

by December 24, 2012

“At the last gathering of the Southern Workers Assembly in Charleston, SC on December 7-9, 2012, during the Southern Human Rights Organizing Conference, we resolved to stand in solidarity with the ILA in its negotiations for a fair contract for its more than 14,000 members representing thousands more families and Read more »

Southern Workers Assembly 2012

by December 17, 2012

The Southern Workers Assembly was held in Charlotte, NC on Sept. 3, 2012 and brought together more than 300 mainly rank-n-file workers from throughout the South that were members of trade unions, worker organizations, worker centers, loose groups of workers seeking to organize, along with allies.

Statement of Solidarity from Eastern Region Executive Board

by November 30, 2012

Greetings of Solidarity! We bring this exciting message following our historic Southern Workers Assembly on September 3rd – Labor Day in Charlotte, NC. Despite the criticisms voiced by many of the big unions against the Democratic Party holding its Democratic National Convention in North Carolina because it bans collective bargaining Read more »