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3985
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The Ohio-based labor union, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, seeks to organize a farm worker union in the state. Their target is the Mt., Olive Pickle Company, the largest pickle company in the South. The union seeks collective bargaining, higher wages, and better living conditions for workers. Unless the company agrees to talks by March 17, 1999, the union will begin a regional boycott of Mt. Olive products.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p13, il Periodical Website
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3991
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When a legislative committee approved a bill in 1997 that would allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield to keep over $1 billion in tax breaks when they converted to a for-profit company, the Coalition for Public Trust was organized. So successful was the coalition's opposition that the company abandoned its decision. The INDEPENDENT awarded the coalition a 1998 Citizens Award for their work.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p18, il Periodical Website
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3993
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In 1995, when three residents in the Old West Durham neighborhood began racially intimidating some others, over 50 citizens organized the Old West Durham Neighborhood Association to deal with it. The three are now gone, and the association takes pride in its achievement of diversity, harmony, and community. The INDEPENDENT awarded the group a 1998 Citizen Award.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p15, il Periodical Website
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3992
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The INDEPENDENT has awarded a 1998 Citizen Award to Myra Fuller and Rhondette Jones, Raleigh public health employees who created an after-school program for young children. The program operates in a health clinic next to the East Raleigh public housing project of Chavis heights,
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p19, il Periodical Website
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3987
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Rick Dove, riverkeeper for the Neuse River, received an INDEPENDENT 1998 Citizen Award for his forceful advocacy of cleaning up the waterway and its tributaries. He became the state's first riverkeeper in 1993
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p21, por Periodical Website
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14367
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When African-American residents in Chatham and Lee Counties encountered difficulty in securing credit and other financial services, Bishop Leach and several others founded the Chatham-Lee Credit Union. Leach managed it from a backyard building for forty years. When he died in 1997, he son, Jimmy Leach, took over the day-to-day operations. The credit union, now with $2.81 million in assets, was awarded an INDEPENDENT 1998 Citizen Award.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 16 Issue 46, Nov 1998, p17, por Periodical Website
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