Monday, April 09, 2007

Good news

The International Labor Organization, a UN body that oversees global labor standards, has ruled that North Carolina's ban on collective bargaining for public employees is illegal.

This is significant, because while NC public employees can 'join' unions, they don't have the power to bargain, or represent anyone. Most public employees in North Carolina are women, or people of color.

Two Democrats have introduced legislation to repeal the state statute that bans collective bargaining.

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