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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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  • Statement on Gov. McCrory Signing Anti-Worker H.B. 318

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement by NC State AFL-CIO on Enactment of Anti-Worker H.B. 318  “…proof for any voter who still needed it that their governor cannot be trusted to defend working people.” — MaryBe McMillan RALEIGH, N.C. (October 28, 2015) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO issued the […]

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  • Statement on Failure to Combat Wage Theft in North Carolina

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement by NC State AFL-CIO on Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry’s Failure to Combat Wage Theft “….akin to aiding and abetting criminal activity and doing so with taxpayer money.” — MaryBe McMillan RALEIGH, N.C. (October 15, 2015) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO issued the following […]

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  • Cheaters Win, Rest Lose from Failure to Pass HB 482

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement by NC State AFL-CIO on General Assembly’s Failure to Pass HB 482 “The cheaters win while the rest of us lose.” — MaryBe McMillan RALEIGH, N.C. (September 30, 2015) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO issued the following statement by Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan on […]

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  • House Bill 318 Should Be Vetoed Immediately

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement by NC State AFL-CIO on House Bill 318 “Like so many policies passed by this legislature, this bill hurts working people and should be vetoed immediately.” — MaryBe McMillan RALEIGH, N.C. (September 29, 2015) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO issued the following statement […]

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  • Statement on Fines Levied in Deadly Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement by NC State AFL-CIO on Fines Levied in Deadly Raleigh Scaffolding Collapse “Companies whose negligence costs workers their lives should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.” — MaryBe McMillan RALEIGH, N.C. (September 23, 2015) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO […]

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  • Labor Day 2015: Working for a Better Life in North Carolina

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Labor Day 2015: Working for a Better Life in North Carolina Working people celebrate progress in the campaign for union rights and raising wages (SEPT. 7, 2015, RALEIGH, N.C.) – Working people in North Carolina commemorated Labor Day this year with a parade and picnics, […]

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  • Statement by MaryBe McMillan on House Bill 405

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement by NC State AFL-CIO’s MaryBe McMillan on Passage of House Bill 405 “North Carolina shouldn’t treat workers trying to expose criminal activity by their employers like criminals themselves.” — MaryBe McMillan RALEIGH, N.C. (May 19, 2015) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO issued the following statement […]

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  • Statement on North Carolina’s Repayment of Unemployment Insurance Debt

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement on North Carolina’s Repayment of Unemployment Insurance Debt “Lawmakers should take action this session to reverse the draconian cuts they made to benefits and eligibility in the 2013 session.” — MaryBe McMillan RALEIGH, N.C. (May 5, 2015) – We need an effective unemployment insurance […]

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  • Community to Memorialize Dead NC Workers at Press Conference 10:30 AM Tuesday (4/28) in Raleigh

    Advisory for Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, NC State AFL-CIO, jeremy@aflcionc.org // 336-255-2711 Unions, Advocates, and Community to Memorialize NC Workers who died on the Job at Press Conference 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 28 in Raleigh North Carolinians to call for further safety measures and greater accountability from NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry […]

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  • Union, environmental, community groups call on U.S. Rep. David Price to oppose Fast-Track and TPP

    For Immediate Release Contact: Angie Wells, Communication Workers of America, awells@cwa-union.org // 713-503-9908; Renée Maas, Food & Water Watch, rmaas@fwwatch.org // 919-593-7752; Jeremy Sprinkle, NC State AFL-CIO, jeremy@aflcionc.org // 336-255-2711 Fast Track Undermines Democracy and Eliminates Critical Protections for Workers, Consumers and the Environment Union, environmental, and community groups call on U.S. Rep. David Price […]

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  • Statement by MaryBe McMillan on ‘Fight for 15’ Strikes and Rallies Sweeping Across NC

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org, 336-255-2711 Statement by NC State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan on ‘Fight for 15’ Strikes and Rallies Sweeping Across North Carolina “Everyone who works in North Carolina should take a cue from the Fight for 15 and ask for a raise this year.” RALEIGH, N.C. (April 15, 2015) […]

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  • Local Opposition to “Fast-Track” Heats Up with Solidarity Press Conference, 10 AM Thurs (4/16) in Raleigh

    Advisory for Thursday, April 16, 2015 Contact: Angie Wells, Communication Workers of America, awells@cwa-union.org // 713-503-9908; Renée Maas, Food & Water Watch, rmaas@fwwatch.org // 919-593-7752; Jeremy Sprinkle, NC State AFL-CIO, jeremy@aflcionc.org // 336-255-2711 Union, Environmental, and Community Groups Opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership will respond to Introduction of a Bill in Congress to “Fast Track” […]

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  • Public Forum Mar. 11 on Protecting Fayetteville from “Fast Track” and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Advisory for Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Contact: Angie Wells, Communication Workers of America, angiewells1@att.net // 713-503-9908; Renée Maas, Food & Water Watch, rmaas@fwwatch.org // 919-593-7752; Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org // 336-255-2711 Labor, Environment, Community Groups will Hold Public Forum Mar. 11 on Protecting Fayetteville’s Jobs, Local Sovereignty, and Consumer Safety from “Fast Track” and […]

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