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Workers in 1940s R.J.R. labor strikes to gain honor Friday 

    Workers in 1940s R.J.R. labor strikes to gain honor Friday 

On May 8, the Forsyth County Historic Resources Commission will unveil a historic marker remembering the R.J.R. labor strikes in the 1940s. The markers honor members of Local 22 of

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Group: Hospitals should pay more

    Group: Hospitals should pay more

Meshon Payton, a fast food eatery employee, traveled from Durham to Winston-Salem Tuesday to march with a small group of others down Patterson Avenue for what he believes is “only

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Union leaders recalled as trailblazers

    Union leaders recalled as trailblazers

A permanent tribute to workers whose strike led to the formation of a landmark union now stands at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Fourth Street. A

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Labor union marker to be unveiled today

    Labor union marker to be unveiled today

A fertile period of labor organizing in the tobacco industry during the 1940s fed into the Civil Rights Movement. A North Carolina Highway Historical Marker will be dedicated to workers

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Marker to immortalize Reynolds union

    Marker to immortalize Reynolds union

Twenty years before the now-famous March on Washington, workers in Winston-Salem were fighting for their rights through Local 22 of

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