August 13, 2018
Read our latest email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.
Join world-renowned author and poet, Sandra Cisneros, at NC State University on August 2nd for a public reading followed by a lively discussion on the experience of working class immigrants in the US today. This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support farm workers and their union, FLOC.
On July 25th, AFGE members across the country are taking a stand against the union-busting, democracy-busting executive orders. AFGE Local 1738 is sponsoring a bus to take members, their friends and families, and other community supporters to join the rally in DC. If you can we’re asking you to come to DC on the 25th to join us or host an event at home. Use the hashtag #RedForFeds when showing your support on social media!
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry will receive the 2018 P.R. Latta Rank-and-File Award for his lifetime of service building the power of North Carolina’s labor movement at our 61st Annual Convention banquet on Thursday, September 20th in Raleigh.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of protecting the privileges of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working people.
Statement by NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan on the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31.
Workers and advocates celebrated this week as Winston-Salem City Council members voted unanimously to approve a minimum wage of $15 an hour or more for city workers by 2021. The move shows growing momentum in North Carolina, following similar victories in Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham and Wake County.
Our 61st Annual Convention will be held at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown in Raleigh, NC on Thursday and Friday, September 20-21, 2018. Registration will begin at 7:00pm on Wed. (9/19) and continue at 8:00am on Thurs. (9/20). The Annual Convention will convene at 9:00am on Thurs., (9/20).
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 $16/hour. The deadline to apply for Fall 2018 is Friday, April 17th.
In a first for North Carolina, working people from across economic sectors will get to challenge candidates and elected officials on ways to strengthen the freedom to join together in unions at a town hall this Thursday, June 14th, in Durham.
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.