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Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

Farm workers are often paid for each bucket of kale they pick on North Carolina farms. (Dennis Amith/flickr.com)

ROSE HILL, N.C. – You might not look at your kale smoothie the same way again. Four migrant farmworkers recently settled a class action lawsuit against an eastern North Carolina farm. The farm workers alleged unsafe working conditions and wage theft as they picked kale and other vegetables

Legislation proposed by Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, would provide a legal designation for companies such as Earth Equity Advisors in Asheville. (Earth Equity Advisors)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Benefit Corporations - commonly known as B Corps - are growing in popularity in North Carolina and beyond. Certified by the non-profit, B Lab, the designation indicates that a company has met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and trans

Eight North Carolina mothers will enjoy a Mother's Day with their children, after being bailed out of jail by members of Southerners on New Ground. (Stephane Lavoie/flickr.com)

DURHAM, N.C. – This Mother's Day, a lucky group of North Carolina mothers are getting the gift of time with their children. On Thursday in Durham, eight women were released after members and supporters of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) raised money to bail them out of jail, where they were

For the 10th year, a bill is before the State Assembly that would create a paid sick leave policy for private employers in the state. (Claus Rebler/flickr.com)

DURHAM, N.C. – For the past 10 years, various lawmakers have introduced legislation that would create a paid sick days policy for North Carolina workers. The Healthy Families and Workplaces Paid Sick Days Act has never seen a vote over the last decade in the State General Assembly, despite t

A lack of access to public transportation is one factor that can make it difficult for communities of color to access job opportunities, according to a report from Policy Link. (James Willamor/Flickr)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - North Carolina's unemployment rate continues to fall, but economists remind us that those figures may not apply to all segments of the population. A new analysis by the North Carolina Budget and Tax Center found disparities between employment opportunities for people of color a

Weatherization programs offer help with insulation and other energy-saving measures to reduce home heating and cooling bills for people in need. (mtneer_man/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina families are enjoying a brief reprieve from high energy bills as mild spring temperatures arrive, but with a hot summer around the corner, thousands will struggle to pay their cooling bill. It may be even harder now that the Weatherization Assistance and Low-In

Gov. Roy Cooper has proposed a pay increase for all teachers in North Carolina public schools. (401k/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Roy Cooper's plan to raise teacher pay by 10 percent in the next two years is projected to have an almost immediate impact on the state's ability to retain teachers. That's the prediction by the state's largest teacher group, the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Thousands are expected in Raleigh on Saturday for the Raleigh Women's March, a sister event of the Women's March on Washington. (James Willamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. - A movement that grew into a global event in just 10 weeks is promising to make its mark on North Carolina and its populace this weekend. The Women's March on Washington has inspired sister events in 14 North Carolina cities, from Burnsville to Wilmington. More than 1.3 million women

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