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27499
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North Carolina has undergone an economic transformation over the last 20 years. Strip malls and jobs in the service industry have overtaken industrial jobs as the employers in the state. Many people have been forced to accept jobs that make them work longer hours for lower wages and fewer benefits. With the recession and the reduced cost of manufacturing outside the US, NC factories are cutting back more. A call to organize is being heard by many to try to protect the jobs that are left.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 42, October 17-23 1990, p11 Periodical Website
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27498
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3 years after the American Tobacco Co. laid off 1,000 workers in Durham and shut its cigarette factory down, former employees are still struggling. Most employees had to take lower paying jobs with no benefits and cope with the loss of community that the factory provided. Industry closings are becoming common across the Southern states as 549 plants shut down the same year as the Durham factory. Southern towns and their citizens are feeling the effects everywhere.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 42, October 17-23 1990, p8-10 Periodical Website