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NLRB may lose quorum in 2012, suspending recent progress

October 19, 2011 - Conservative activists are calling for action that would cripple the National Labor Relations Board, which is under intense political scrutiny since charging Boeing with illegally moving a new production facility from Washington to right-to-work South Carolina in retaliation for machinists' strikes.

Unions, the South and Justice at Smithfield

June 16, 2006 - North Carolina has one of the lowest rates of workers in unions in the country. Every year, the Old North state battles with its Carolina cousin to the South for the state with the lowest union density. In 2005, 3.9% of NC's workers were in a union.

May Day: The Great Boycott Debate

May 1, 2006 - Usually, May Day -- celebrated world-wide as International Workers Day -- is ignored by most Americans. But this year promises to be different, thanks entirely to the growing movement for immigrant rights.

Solidarity Forever

July 19, 2005 - From an exchange during the testimony of Klansman Virgil Griffin at the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings (unofficially transcribed at Chewie World Order; this excerpt is unedited):  

Edwards Takes Lead on Right to Organize

April 20, 2005 - In case you're not on his email list, here's an excerpt of a message former Senator and VP candidate John Edwards sent me (and millions of others) yesterday via his new One America Committee, announcing his leadership in pushing the Employee Free Choice Act to protect a worker's right to organize: