Tuesday 22 Jan 2019


Farm Workers Challenge N.C. Law

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Multiple civil rights groups are joining with farm workers to legally challenge a new law they say strips them of their right to bargain with employers. At issue is a provision of a state farm act signed by Governor Cooper earlier this year, according to Justin Flores with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee.  Flores points out that more than 100,000 farmworkers provide labor to North Carolina farms, helping to generate more than a billion dollars for the state economy. Supporters of the bill say the farm community was under undue pressure to collect union dues and sign union contracts. At the time the legislation was passed last summer, Rep. Jimmy Dixon, a Duplin County farmer, said the N.C. Farm Bureau and other farm organizations requested the limits on unions.

Leave a Comment

GoldsboroDailyNews.com welcomes and encourages all our users to contribute and voice their opinions. We do not discriminate against any political or ideological views. In order to maintain a civil discussion, the following guidelines will be adhered to:

1.Profanity is not allowed. Comments containing anything that is deemed profane may be deleted entirely.
2.Hate speech will not be tolerated. Comments against a person based on their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. may be deleted entirely.
3.Threats will not be tolerated. Comments threatening harm or violence to a person or persons may be deleted entirely.

Goldsboro Daily News staff reserves the right to approve, edit, or delete any comments as they see fit based upon these guidelines. User-submit views and comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of staff and management of GoldsboroDailyNews.com.