organize the south
December 15, 2020 -
Employees at one of the fast-food giant's outlets in Durham, North Carolina, say they were not notified when a coworker tested positive for COVID-19, putting their health at risk. They recently went on strike to demand better safety protections — as well as higher wages.
November 5, 2020 -
Low-wage essential workers engaged in massive efforts this year to get out the vote across the South and country. Now they're working to ensure that every vote counts.
September 19, 2019 -
Workers from across the low-wage economy convened in Durham, North Carolina, recently to discuss how to build on victories in the fight for a livable wage and union rights in the region.
September 22, 2017 -
MaryBe McMillan, who this month was elected the first woman president of the North Carolina AFL-CIO, talks to Facing South about why unions are important today, how they can win in the South, and labor's key role in building a progressive political movement.
July 15, 2014 -
Eighty workers and activists gathered at Charleston's Avery Research Center on July 8 to celebrate recent union victories in South Carolina and to discuss their plans to "Organize the South." Thelma Frasier, who has helped lead the campaign to demand a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union for fast food workers, was among the featured panelists and reports on the event.