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The Justice Theater Project production anatomizes the bleak outcome of workers being abandoned by manufacturers—and federal labor safeguards—in the Rust Belt at the turn of the century. Read more

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A 2015 study contends that if workers were paid $15 an hour, the cost of a Big Mac that now costs $3.99 would soar to—wait for it—$4.16. Read more

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Design by Annie Maynard. Words by Jeffrey Billman.

According to federal data, the percentage of workers who belong to a union continues its precipitous decline. Read more

North Carolina

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Bob Karp

Following protests, over $13,000 in checks were sent to Durham construction workers days before Christmas Read more

Durham County

Holmes, who chairs the Wake County Board of Commissioners, announced a bid to unseat Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry. Read more

Wake County

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The newly formed Workers' Rights Commission, which will advise the City Council on pro-worker policies, needs thirteen members. Read more

Durham County

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File photo by Alex Boerner

State law will limit its authority, but the commission can still put pressure on employers. Read more

Durham County

“The thirtieth of this month, I will be out of work and won’t even have a place to stay,” Gloria Howard told the school board last week. Read more

Durham County

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    Labor activists protest in front of a Durham McDonald’s.