A political spending arm of the nation's largest teachers' union is spending $1.7 million for a commercial in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race critical of House Speaker Thom Tillis on public school spending.
The National Education Association said the commercial began running Friday and will continue for a week in six leading television markets. It's also going online.
Union and civil rights leaders are joining together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day. The #TalkUnion tour kicks off Monday morning in Raleigh.
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.
In a ruling that could revolutionize college sports, a federal agency has given football players at Northwestern University the green light to unionize.
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.
The former president of the Raleigh police union has sued the city, saying he was wrongly fired earlier this year.
Production and maintenance workers at two R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plants in North Carolina will vote next month on union representation.
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is urging union members to help her resist budget cuts promised by the new Republican-led legislature.