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Thousands of North Carolina felons can now register and vote

Jul. 27, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people serving punishments for felony convictions in North Carolina but who aren’t behind bars can now register to vote and cast ballots this fall after an appeals court ruling. Expanding the scope of those able to register and vote...

7 fired Starbucks workers celebrate union vote in Memphis

Jun. 07, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Seven employees of a Tennessee Starbucks who were fired after starting unionization efforts claimed victory Tuesday when their Memphis store voted to join a wave of U.S. locations of the coffee chain that have decided to organize. The so-called Memphis Seven...

Workers' advocates turned away at Dollar General meeting

May. 25, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A civil rights advocate says he and two Dollar General store workers were denied access to the company's shareholder meeting Wednesday in Tennessee where they had been outside protesting for better pay and workplace safety improvements. The Rev. William...