Stories tagged: "strike"


NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.

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‘CEOs Don’t Care About Our Lives’: These Essential Workers Are Walking Off Their Jobs Today

It's International Workers' Day, and these employees are fighting for their rights.

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Workers in North Carolina Are Standing Up and Demanding Protections During the Crisis

“Frontline workers like us are getting hit the hardest right now,” said one McDonald’s cook in Raleigh. “McDonald’s is calling itself an ‘essential business’ but isn’t providing us with the essential protections we need to be safe at work.”

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Did Britney Spears Just Call for a General Strike on Instagram?

Hinting further that she may hold radical politics, Spears signed off her caption with three rose emojis, the official symbol of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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Tired of Cutbacks and Low Pay, North Carolina Teachers Consider Striking

The North Carolina Association of Educators is gauging interest to see how far teachers are willing to go to push back against draconian cuts to public education.