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  • Unions of Working People Join Forces to Save TPS

    UNITE HERE, IUPAT, Bricklayers, UFCW, and the Iron Workers publicly launched Working Families United today, an immigrant worker advocacy coalition that will be running a nearly million–dollar campaign to extend Temporary Protective Status in the coming weeks. The partner unions represent tens of thousands of TPS union workers in hospitality, construction, and trades who would lose their legal worker status if TPS is not renewed.

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  • Labor-Endorsed Candidates Win Local Elections Across N.C.

    Union member Braxton Winston II elected to Charlotte City Council; Union-backed mayors win in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh

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  • North Carolina Well Represented at National AFL-CIO Convention

    North Carolina was well represented at the 2017 AFL-CIO convention with speeches, remarks, or panel presentations by state federation president MaryBe McMillan, AFGE national president and state fed vice president J. David Cox Sr., Triangle Labor Council treasurer and North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) executive director Melvin Montford, and IATSE Local 322 stagehand and labor-endorsed Charlotte City Council candidate Braxton Winston II.

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  • Our Candidate Guide for Local Elections, Nov. 7, 2017

    Several union members are running for office in local elections that will be decided Nov. 7, 2017, including Braxton Winston II, a member of IATSE Local 322 in Charlotte. How you vote is a personal decision, but we hope you’ll back Braxton and these other candidates.

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  • “Does My Vote Matter?” Read the Latest Report by Working America

    Since the 2016 election, Working America has mobilized its canvassing operation to get to the bottom of what happened by having face-to-face conversations with voters on their doorsteps. Their latest “Front Porch Focus Group” report delves into why turnout among African-Americans dropped last year and what that could mean for mid-term elections in 2018.

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  • Knocking on Labor’s Door Reading by Lane Windham, Oct. 26th at The Regulator in Durham

    Lane Windham will read from her new book, Knocking on Labor’s Door, at 7 pm on Thursday, October 26 at The Regulator, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC.

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  • Runaway Inequality Presented by Les Leopold in Wilmington [Full Video]

    You can now watch the full video of Les Leopold’s presentation at the International Longshoremen Local 1426’s hall about Runaway Inequality, his latest book which answers the question, “What happened to the American Dream?”

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  • 60th Annual Convention Recap

    More than 200 delegates and guests gathered for our 60th Annual Convention in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Sept. 13-15th to elect a new president and new executive board, hear from inspiring speakers, participate in skill-building workshops and movement-building breakout sessions, honor James Andrews and North Carolina’s rich labor history, and adopt new resolutions to guide the organization over the coming year.

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  • A Tribute to James Andrews, President Emeritus

    In honor of now President Emeritus James Andrews, who retired at our 60th Annual Convention last month from a career in the labor movement that spanned four decades, we interviewed some of his friends and colleagues for this video tribute.

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  • North Carolina’s Labor Federation Elects First Woman President

    MaryBe McMillian becomes the first woman to lead the North Carolina labor movement after being unanimously elected President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO during the 60th Annual Convention that wrapped up today.

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  • Charlotte Primary Candidate Guide for Sept. 12th

    The endorsements include one of our own – IATSE Local 322 member, Braxton Winston II, running for an at-large seat on the Charlotte City Council!

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  • Triad Jobs with Justice Presents “Labor School,” 9/10-10/8 in Greensboro

    Come out every Sunday, Sept. 10 – Oct. 8 in Greensboro to learn about Social Justice from some of the people who have lived it and strive to change things, share their struggles, and empower us to make a difference!

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  • ‘$15 AND Union Rights’ Nationwide Labor Day Strike Coming to NC

    Local cooks and cashiers from McDonald’s, Burger King, and other restaurants announced Friday that they will walk off the job on Labor Day, joining strikes by fast-food workers in 300 cities from coast to coast.

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  • NC APRI Honored with Multiple Awards at National Conference

    North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute, Inc. received 5 awards at their 48th National Education Conference for their dedication and hard work to make sure the community’s voice is heard.

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  • North Carolina State AFL-CIO Condemns White Supremacy

    It is a tool used by those who want to divide and conquer people who would otherwise work together to secure their freedom and their fair share, which is why the labor movement is committed to addressing racism and bigotry within our own ranks and in our larger society.

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