Stories tagged: "unions"


State leaders and labor advocates gathered in Raleigh in April to remember the 189 documented deaths that happened on the job in NC in 2020. That's the last year in which the full total is known. (Photo: NC State AFL-CIO)
189 NC Workers Died on the Job in 2020. Here’s How Labor Leaders Honored Them.

NC’s Labor Department and union leaders pledged to work together to improve worker safety and hold negligent companies responsible. 

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about creating American jobs at an event at Durham Technical Community College in Durham Wednesday. (Photo via AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
VP Kamala Harris: North Carolinians Need Better Pay and Working Protections

North Carolina has historically been unfriendly toward unions. But it’s where Vice President Kamala Harris came to call for more union jobs as the nation rebuilds from the pandemic. 

In August, three NC employees of a Raleigh Bojangles say the restaurant failed to properly notify them that a coworker tested positive for coronavirus. (Image via NC Raise Up)
Why These Bojangles Employees Aren’t Willing to ‘Risk It for the Biscuit’ Anymore

Three workers say a Raleigh Bojangles didn't tell them coworker tested positive for coronavirus, but store owners deny it.

Graphic via Tania Lili for Courier
North Carolina Nurses Are Risking Their Lives, and They Want a Union

Nurses at Mission Health in Asheville, North Carolina want a union. The pandemic only makes them more certain that one is necessary.