2013 State AFL-CIO convention charts our future

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Elections, re-elections, and resolutions

Almost 220 delegates representing local unions, councils, and constituency groups across North Carolina and their guests gathered in Wilmington last week for our state AFL-CIO’s 56th Annual Convention, where delegates elected a new Executive Board, re-elected both state officers, and adopted a dozen resolutions to help chart our work.

See photos from our 2013 Convention.

Delegates re-elected James Andrews and MaryBe McMillan by acclamation to new, 4-year terms as President and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively.

Our new Executive Board includes 37 Vice Presidents, listed here in alphabetical order by their union / group.

  • Essie Hogue, AFGE
  • J. David Cox, AFGE
  • Michael Gravinese, AFGE
  • Jim Moore, AFSCME
  • Larry Sorrells, APWU
  • Tony McKinnon, APWU
  • Terrence Dewberry, ATU
  • Christine Brooks, BCTGM
  • Randy Fulk, BCTGM
  • Alvin Warwick, Building Trades
  • Timothy Rorie, Central Labor Councils
  • Melvin Montford, Constituency Groups
  • Bonnie Overman, CWA
  • James Blake, CWA
  • Justin Flores, FLOC
  • Joseph Sharpe, GMP
  • David Pollard, IAFF
  • Richard O’Brien, IAFF
  • Theodore McNeal, Jr, IAMAW
  • Will Cashion, IAMAW
  • Andrew Oyaas, IATSE
  • Jason Rosin, IATSE
  • Scott Thrower, IBEW
  • Tony Swift, IBEW
  • Cliff Edwin Davidson Jr, NALC
  • Cindy Diehm, OPEIU
  • Rachel Eitzen, Teamsters
  • Vernon Gammon, Teamsters
  • Dan Stephens, UAW
  • John Crawford, UAW
  • Keith Ludlum, UFCW
  • Calvin Griffin, USW
  • Larry Murray, USW
  • Terry Brewington, USW
  • Ron Ingerick, SMART
  • Jerry Harriston, WU/SEIU
  • Lewis Dishmon, WU/SEIU
Executive officers take their oath of office.

Executive officers of the NC State AFL-CIO taking their oath of office.

Convention delegates also adopted 12 resolutions to help guide the work of North Carolina’s unions over the coming year.

Read the 2013 Convention Resolutions as adopted.

We screened several videos throughout the program this year, including special video greetings by national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler. In her video, Shuler told state AFL-CIO convention delegates that North Carolina has been showing the nation what the power of solidarity can do in the face of incredible challenges.

“People fighting for justice never gets old. It’s always the path to the future,” Shuler said. “Thank you for demonstrating that powerful truth for our movement.”

All the videos screened at our convention:

Pictured at the top: MaryBe McMillan and James Andrews.