April 16, 2018
Our weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.
Join us at 10 AM Friday, April 27th in Raleigh for a press conference and memorial service during which participants will toll a bell 174 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2016 – and will call for the state Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.
Winston-Salem faith, labor, and community members are continuing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s fight for the full freedom of all working people by calling on the City to follow the lead of Greensboro and other NC municipalities in adopting a $15 per hour family wage for city workers.
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 summer intern. Pay is $15/hour. The deadline to apply for summer 2018 is Friday, April 20th.
NC Council of Churches 2018 Critical Issues Seminar will be held in Greensboro and will focus on women. Founder and former Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (and state supreme court candidate) Anita Earles will be speaking, and workshops will cover topics such as the the Equal Rights Amendment, sexual harassment in the workplace, and building interracial solidarity among women.
Join Winston-Salem faith leaders, Working America, city workers, and community members as we rally to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of championing working people’s rights, April 4th at 6:00p.
Until Reynolds signs an agreement guaranteeing farmworkers freedom of association and the right to collectively negotiate for safe and humane working and living conditions and for a fair return on their work, join us in boycotting the VUSE e-cigarette brand!
NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan will receive the Labor Leader Award, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan will deliver the keynote address when the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute hosts its 44th Asa Philip Randolph Annual Education Awards Banquet and Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 14th in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Carolina Labor School will return Sunday, July 8 for 6 days of labor education, skill building, and solidarity bonding at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Registration is open to members of any NC State AFL-CIO affiliate.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.