Democratic lawmakers tried to pass a second bill that would have added paid sick days to the agreement, but were unable to reach the 60-vote threshold needed in the Senate, due to most Republican senators opposing the measure.
A worker from Charlotte on how crucial it is for working-class North Carolinians to vote this year.
It’s the biggest single rate increase since Bill Clinton was president. But will it help?
In May, a western NC coffee shop became the first location in the state to form a labor union.
NC’s Labor Department and union leaders pledged to work together to improve worker safety and hold negligent companies responsible.
Starbucks employees in Charlotte rallied for a union this week, joining a growing movement for labor rights across the South and beyond.
Ella May Wiggins, a North Carolina textile worker, battled for all workers’ rights, establishing an early interracial labor union in the 1920s.