Business & Economy

Business & Economy
7:58 am
Wed February 27, 2008

NC Voices: Growth & Transportation

Eric Hodge speaks with Mitchell Silver, the Director of Planning for the City of Raleigh.

Raleigh is growing. That statement is not news to anyone who's tried to get across town at rush hour. More people often does mean more traffic and longer commutes. As a part of our on-going coverage of growth and sustainability -- today we begin a North Carolina Voices series that looks at how the Triangle area will meet the transportation needs of a rapidly growing population. We begin with Eric Hodge's conversation with Mitchell Silver, the Director of Planning for the City of Raleigh.

Business & Economy
8:24 am
Wed February 6, 2008

Union Fight Headed To Court

Dave DeWitt reports on the unionization of the Tar Heel hog processing plant.

The fight between Smithfield and the United Food and Commercial Workers over unionizing the Tar Heel hog processing plant has entered a new phase. A federal judge in Virginia has allowed a lawsuit filed by Smithfield to go forward.

The suit accuses the UFCW of a coordinated public smear campaign.  It uses the RICO statutes that were created to fight organized crime. The lawsuit is the latest step in a confrontation that has slowly been moving out of the plant itself and into the kitchens and living rooms of consumers.

Business & Economy
8:54 am
Fri November 17, 2006

Smithfield Workers Protest

Many workers at the Smithfield hog processing plant in Tar Heel North Carolina continue to speak-out about what they call "bad" work conditions. But yesterday instead of just speaking-out – hundreds of workers walked out.

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