• Statement on LSG Sky Chef Workers at CLT Voting Today to Strike

    We call on American Airlines to act now to ensure fair pay and benefits for these workers.

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  • Advisory: Workers’ Bill of Rights Town Hall in Statesville (6/20)

    Too many people work hard but still can’t make ends meet and feel increasingly isolated from one another and ignored by policy makers, especially in our rural counties. This town hall is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO 62nd Annual Convention, Sept 19-20th

    We are excited to notify you that our 62nd Annual Convention will be held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in our state’s beautiful “Queen City”! We hope you will say “Count me in!” to join us there, Thursday and Friday, September 19-20, 2019.

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  • Help Stamp Out Hunger May 11th

    To take part in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable foods – such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, rice or cereal – next to your mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 11.

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  • Supporters of a $15 Minimum Wage to Hold “NC Pots & Spoons Protest” Outside NCGA

    Raising Wages NC Coalition members to protest lawmakers’ failure to act before the legislative “crossover deadline” expires with novel and noisy demonstration, 10 A.M. Thursday on Jones Street in Raleigh.

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  • Solidarity Forever with N.C. Teachers and School Employees!

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, 336-255-2711 / Statement by NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan in Support of the May 1st Public Education Day of Action “We march to inspire citizens around the state to stand up and speak up because together we can make a difference.” — MaryBe McMillan (RALEIGH, May 1, […]

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  • New Report Names NC the 23rd Most Dangerous Place for Workers

    According to a new report released last week by the AFL-CIO, North Carolina had the 23rd highest rate of workplace deaths in 2017. This analysis, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows that 183 North Carolina workers lost their lives due to on-the-job injuries, resulting in 3.9 deaths per hundred thousand workers.

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  • NC Lawmakers Join Fight to Repeal Collective Negotiating Ban

    “This bill is about restoring the full rights of public employees who are currently given the right to unionize but can’t enjoy the protections and benefits of a collectively negotiated contract,” said Sen. Nickel. “These employees deserve equal treatment under the law, and now is the time to give it to them.”

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  • Community to Honor 183 People Who Died on the Job in 2017

    Local workers, labor and faith leaders, and family members will gather Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for an annual interfaith Workers’ Memorial Day service to ring a bell 183 times in remembrance of the 183 people in North Carolina known to have died on the job in 2017 — 9 more than the year before — and to call on the N.C. Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace fatalities.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Intern for Fall 2019!

    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 Summer 2019 is Friday, March 29th.

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  • Restoring NC Public Employees’ Freedom to Collectively Negotiate

    Lawmakers, workers, and labor and community leaders will announce legislation to value public service by repealing North Carolina’s Jim Crow-era ban on collective bargaining agreements at a legislative press conference April 24th.

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  • Enroll Now in Carolina Labor School 2019

    Carolina Labor School will return Sunday, July 21 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.

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  • Elon University Adjunct Faculty Votes 2-1 to Unionize

    On March 12th, adjunct professors at Elon University voted by a 2-1 margin in a union election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board to exercise their freedom to join together in union with SEIU Workers United Southern Region.

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  • NC Lawmakers Join the Fight to Raise the Minimum Wage

    North Carolina lawmakers joined the Raising Wages NC coalition at a legislative press conference March 19th to announce the introduction of bills in the state house and state senate that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, eliminate subminimum wages for people with disabilities and tip workers, and cover domestic and farm workers for the first time ever.

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  • Calls to Lawmakers Needed to Avert Disaster on NC Railroads

    Requiring 2-person crews a matter of public safety after a freight train derailment destroyed a Canadian town. A bill soon to be introduced in North Carolina would do just that, and unions of people working on our railroads need your help to win support for its passage.

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