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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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  • Sponsor the “House of Labor!”

    The NC State AFL-CIO is exploring options to help establish a sustainable and diverse funding stream that can grow our capacity to execute our vision of building a bigger, more engaged, more powerful labor movement that can win victories for North Carolina working families.

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  • CWA Member Yvonne Kinston Running for Fayetteville City Council

    As part of the NC State AFL-CIO’s ongoing efforts to recruit, train, and elect more union members to office, we are proud to announce that Yvonne Kinston, a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3680, a union of working people in the telecom industry, filed today for Fayetteville City Council District 9.

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  • 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 / jeremy@aflcionc.org 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 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 Summer 2019 is Friday, March 29th.

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