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Unions

Protesters attend labor rights rally at NC Capitol

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Dozens of demonstrators wearing red union shirts rallied at the North Carolina capitol to call for fair wages and workers' rights. Friday's rally kicked off seven days of demonstrations by the organizers of the "Moral Monday" protests of conservative public policy at the North Carolina Legislature. About 1,000 people have been arrested at the protests during the past two legislative sessions. Full story...
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College athletes can unionize, federal agency says

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In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize. Full story...
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NC House tries to stop some local government moves

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House Republicans want to prevent North Carolina city and county governments from collecting union dues from workers and requiring local employers to assume responsibilities related to pollution generated by their employees. Full story...
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Raleigh police officer sues to regain job

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The former president of the Raleigh police union has sued the city, saying he was wrongly fired earlier this year. Full story...
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Workers at 2 RJR plants in NC to hold union vote

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Production and maintenance workers at two R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plants in North Carolina will vote next month on union representation. Full story...
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Perdue speaks to members of NC labor federation

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is urging union members to help her resist budget cuts promised by the new Republican-led legislature. Full story...
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