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How is it that in a ‘right to work’ state the N.C. State Ports have unionized labor? Are there any other unions in North Carolina?

Wayne Faulkner
StarNews

The North Carolina State Port at Wilmington on Feb. 22, 2013. StarNews photo by Mike Spencer

Under North Carolina law, union membership or the lack thereof cannot be a condition of hiring or of employment, but North Carolina’s “right to work” laws do not ban unions, organizing or membership.

There are 302 union locals in North Carolina with 104,055 members, according to Unions.org.

Unions operating in the Wilmington area include the International Longshoremen’s Association, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the American Post Workers, Communications Workers of America and Abatement Workers. There are many others spread across the state.

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One Response to “ How is it that in a ‘right to work’ state the N.C. State Ports have unionized labor? Are there any other unions in North Carolina?”

  1. On July 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm POWELL wrote:

    “truely” sad indeed.



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