JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Spring 2023

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Union Time: Fighting for Workers' Rights

"It's Union Time, people!" — the rallying cry of workers at the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. Since its opening in 1993, employees of the plant have endured various abuses such as intimidation tactics, low pay, and dangerous working conditions which resulted in bodily injury and, on one occasion, death. Often treated as expendable, the workers came together and engaged in a 16-year-long struggle for the right to unionize and receive safe, fair working conditions — and won.

Workplace Harassment: Employees Infographic

Suggested Books

Below are a few books from the NVC Library.  You can search for more books from the One Search box on the library homepage (link below).  Just enter your keyword or topic, hit search and then limit to books or eBooks using the check boxes on the left. 

Suggested keywords include (but are not limited to): "labor union", labor, history, discrimination, workplace