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  • NC State AFL-CIO Announces Endorsed 2020 Candidates

    The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to announce 16 candidates it has endorsed in the 2020 elections—politicians who are dedicated to fighting for working people.

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  • Advanced Labor School Returns March 17-20, 2020

    Advanced Labor School is for graduates of Carolina Labor School and local union leaders who want a deeper understanding of labor law, workers’ compensation, collective bargaining, FMLA, grievances and arbitration, and duty-of-fair-representation in a “right-to-work” state.

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  • Rocky Mount Telegram: Farmworker Pay Fight Intensifies

    “No company should limit who you can talk to. Those days have ended. Workers are no one’s property, they are human beings. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office has a decision to make: will they be complicit in harassing and prohibiting workers from defending their rights or will they defend and protect the people?”

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  • Union Members Elected to Local Office Across N.C.

    A result of the NC State AFL-CIO’s efforts to build independent political power for working people across North Carolina, we are thrilled to congratulate Yvonne Kinston on her election and five other union members re-elected to local office in 2019.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Intern for Spring 2020!

    We’re looking for young people with imagination, smarts, energy, grit, and the skills and drive to help us win victories for working as our paid intern. Pay is $16/hour. The deadline to apply for Spring 2020 is Friday, November 29th.

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  • 62nd Annual Convention Honors Power of Working People

    We kicked off our 62nd Annual Convention in Charlotte, Thursday, Sept. 19. The two-day convention brought together labor, community, and political leaders from across the state to discuss ways to fight for a better future through organizing, political power, and community building.

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  • NC Labor 2019 Voter Guide

    How you vote is a personal decision, but unions of working people like yours did the research, conducted interviews, and recommend these in the Oct. 8th and Nov. 5th municipal elections.

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  • Labor Unions are for Safety and Creativity

    I do not go around asking people if they believe in God. But I frequently ask people if they believe in labor unions.

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  • Local Labor Movement Hosts 113th Canton Labor Day Parade

    United Steelworkers (USW) Smoky Mountain Local 507, AFL-CIO, CLC proudly hosted the 113th Canton Labor Day Parade, North Carolina’s longest-running Labor Day parade, featuring a float by the Western North Carolina Central Labor Council marshalled by NC State AFL-CIO president MaryBe McMillan.

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  • Introducing the NC Union Jobs Board

    Visitors to ncunionjobs.com will find a list of unionized employers as well as union trade apprenticeship and training programs in North Carolina, the county or counties where these opportunities exist, and information on how to apply.

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  • Labor 2019: Get Ready to Vote Sept. 10th!

    Voters will be headed to the polls for special elections and Charlotte municipal elections on Tuesday, September 10th, elections in which unions of working people have endorsed Dan McCready for Congress in the 9th District, Allen Thomas for Congress in the 3rd District, plus union member Braxton Winston and several others for Charlotte City Council.

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  • Labor Day 2019 in NC

    This Labor Day, workers are winning. Momentum is building. The balance of power is shifting. Across the country, working people are joining the fight for a better deal and a better life.

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  • Advisory: Fayetteville Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout (8/17)

    This Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard. Free food, live music, clothing giveaways, vendors, workshops, and kids’ activities, including a bounce house, will be provided.

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  • Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Host Inaugural NC State Conservation Dinner Nov. 6th in Charlotte

    Act now to join NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan and sponsor a table or reserve seats at our upcoming conservation dinner. Your support is vital to the mission of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and will ensure we raise funds and recruit volunteer skilled labor in order to deliver a hands-on, community-based conservation project that demonstrates solidarity in the outdoors right where you live, work, and recreate.

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  • Charlotte Airline Food Workers vote 100% to Strike When Released

    The unanimous vote calls attention to growing crisis around catering workers’ wages, healthcare amid a booming airline industry.

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