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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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  • 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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