Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 42 Issue 3, Mar 1984
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Employees in North Carolina sought to decertify their existing unions by filing twenty petitions in 1983. Unions lost ground last year, but as business was coming out of the recession, unions were recovering also. So long as North Carolina remains the least unionized state, we can expect our industries to be targets for labor organization.
Robert C. Schroeder is president of the Charlotte-based Celanese Fibers Operations. In this article, Schroeder discusses how imports are the major problem facing the man-made fiber industry and the textile industry. These industries are making themselves more cost-competitive by improving technology and automating production.
George Weissman is the chairman and chief executive officer of Philip Morris Incorporated. Previously, Weissman worked as a newspaper reporter, a movie reviewer, a motion picture publicist and a public relations executive.
Recent research has shown that the Developmental Economic Education Program, is sponsored by the North Carolina Council on Economic Education, is having positive effects on student learning. Students at schools which participate in the program are significantly more likely to understand the role of profits in a market economy, competition, and the relationship between education and income.
North Carolina has vast supplies of underground water aquifers. As the population and industry development rise, there is concern about how to protect water resources from pollution. Without proper control, runoff of phosphorus and other nutrients can cause excessive growth of unwanted algae.