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  • ADVISORY: Air Horn Orchestra holding “memorial parade” for McCrory

    Now that Pat McCrory’s re-election campaign is officially dead, the Air Horn Orchestra is holding one last event on Wednesday — a New Orleans-style memorial parade along Fayetteville Street ending at the Governor’s Mansion for one last gathering.

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  • Congrats to Governor-Elect Cooper on His Recount-Proof Victory

    Time for Gov. McCrory to concede that his damaging and divisive governorship is at its end so working people can prepare for the challenges that lie ahead – defending our victory in the state supreme court race and breaking the Republican supermajority in special legislative elections next year.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Joins Calls for Gov. McCrory to Concede

    MaryBe McMillan, secretary-treasurer of the NC State AFL-CIO, released the following statement on the North Carolina gubernatorial election.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Congratulates Governor-Elect Roy Cooper

    NC Attorney General Roy Cooper

    Governor-elect Cooper will give North Carolina fresh leadership in difficult times, and we look forward to working with him to build a better future for working people.

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  • MaryBe McMillan Renews Calls for NC Republicans to Dump Trump

    On the heels of last night’s debate and with the start of Early Voting, the NC State AFL-CIO released the following statement from Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan again calling on Governor Pat McCrory and Senator Richard Burr to withdraw support for Donald Trump.

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  • NC Labor Hustles to Get Out The Vote October 20th in Charlotte

    As early voting begins in North Carolina, Labor will be ramping up what already has been its largest electoral campaign in state history with a demonstration in Charlotte of a powerful new technology that will increase, exponentially, the ability of people working together in unions to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton, Deborah Ross, Roy Cooper, and other endorsed candidates.

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  • Statement on Sen. Burr and Gov. McCrory’s Continued Support of Donald Trump

    Actions speak louder than words, and Sen. Burr and Gov. McCrory need to do more than simply issue a statement. Both Sen. Burr and Gov. McCrory should join the growing number of Republican leaders who are now publicly refusing to vote for Donald Trump.

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  • 4-Hour Canvass in Charlotte to Kick Off Largest-Ever AFL-CIO Electoral Campaign in NC

    Working people on Saturday will officially launch organized labor’s largest electoral mobilization in North Carolina history with a 4-hour canvass in Charlotte.

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  • Statement on SCOTUS’ Refusal to Reinstate NC’s Racist Voter ID Law

    Working people across our state will get a fair chance to vote for a better life and hold Governor McCrory and lawmakers in his party accountable in free elections for repeatedly enacting policies that hurt working families.

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  • Petition Drive, Social Media Push Calls on Sen. Burr to renounce Trump

    The petition language states that Donald Trump is dangerous, divisive and unfit to be president – and yet Senator Richard Burr is still supporting him.

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  • REVISED: Community to Honor Those Who Died Working for a Better Life

    Advisory for April 28, 2016 Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, communications director, jeremy@aflcionc.org // 336-255-2711 Community to Honor Those Who Died Working for a Better Life, Thursday, April 28 at 10 AM in Raleigh Deaths of 137 working people in 2014 evidence N.C. Department of Labor can do more to save lives RALEIGH, N.C. – On Thursday, […]

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  • Special Session Will Disadvantage All Workers in North Carolina

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Special Session, HB 2 Will Disadvantage All Workers in North Carolina Lower wages, less safe workplaces, weaker benefits, and more discrimination RALEIGH, N.C. (March 23, 2016) – The North Carolina General Assembly has convened for an expensive special session primarily, ostensibly to override the Charlotte […]

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  • Duke Faculty Score Overwhelming Victory in Union Election

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Duke Faculty Score Overwhelming Victory in Union Election Courage shown at Duke will provide much-needed hope to other working people who want a union on their side in the anti-union South RALEIGH, N.C. (March 18, 2016) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO released the following […]

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  • N.C. No Longer Least Unionized State in the U.S.

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 North Carolina is No Longer the Least Unionized State in the United States B.L.S. reports union membership is up in a majority of southern states RALEIGH, N.C. (January 28, 2016) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO released the following statement from Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan in […]

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  • AFL-CIO backs Ross for Senate, Cooper for Governor, Meeker for Labor

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 N.C.’S UNIONS ENDORSE DEBORAH ROSS FOR U.S. SENATE, ROY COOPER FOR GOVERNOR Working families also back Charles Meeker for Labor Commissioner RALEIGH, N.C. (January 19, 2016) – A committee of over sixty women and men representing union members in both the private and public sector […]

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