Unions http://wunc.org en The Evolving Labor Movement in North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/evolving-labor-movement-north-carolina <p><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Across the country today, thousands of fast food workers are walking off their jobs to demand a living wage and the right to unionize. </span>WalMart<span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> employees have also walked off the job as part of an effort to force the company to change their policies. </span>WalMart<span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;"> workers will again strike nationwide next week. </span></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:16:12 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21610 at http://wunc.org The Evolving Labor Movement in North Carolina United Steelworkers Union Reaches Deal With Goodyear, Calls Off Strike http://wunc.org/post/united-steelworkers-union-reaches-deal-goodyear-calls-strike <p>The United Steelworkers Union has reached an agreement with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company that will avoid a strike at several facilities across the country, including the Goodyear plant in Fayetteville.<br><br>The negotiations were over a four-year labor agreement for 8,500 hourly employees at six plants. Terry Brewington is Vice president of the Fayetteville office of United Steelworkers. He said his union was fighting for cost of living raises, more vacation time for new hires and increased wages for people hired after 2006. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:35:03 +0000 Sam Sanders 19832 at http://wunc.org United Steelworkers Union Reaches Deal With Goodyear, Calls Off Strike Smithfield Settlement http://wunc.org/post/smithfield-settlement <p>Smithfield Foods and the United Food and Commercial Workers settled a federal racketeering lawsuit this week. Now the nearly five thousand workers at the plant in Tar Heel will have another chance to vote on union representation. Fri, 31 Oct 2008 14:25:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 16278 at http://wunc.org Union Fight Headed To Court http://wunc.org/post/union-fight-headed-court <p>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.</p><p>The suit accuses the UFCW of a coordinated public smear campaign.&nbsp; 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. Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:24:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 16277 at http://wunc.org Smithfield Workers Protest http://wunc.org/post/smithfield-workers-protest <p>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.</p> Fri, 17 Nov 2006 13:54:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 16276 at http://wunc.org