• North Carolina Labor Federation Seeks Savvy Paid Intern

    Help us build power for working people in this state as our paid intern! The application deadline for Spring 2018 is Friday, January 19th. Pay is $15/hour.

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  • North Carolina Labor History Exhibit Available for Show

    The North Carolina State AFL-CIO produced and unveiled this exhibit at its 60th Annual Convention in September 2017 and is making it available to libraries, museums, union halls, and other public spaces so people today can learn about the struggles and victories their fellow North Carolinians encountered on the road to secure our freedom to join together in the workplace for a better life.

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  • News & Observer Editorial: Time to Raise the Wage!

    “North Carolina’s refusal to increase its minimum wage is beginning to look as heartless and thoughtless as its refusal to expand Medicaid,” says The News & Observer in an editorial that rejects as unfounded the canard that raising the wage will hurt businesses or employment and says keeping it at $7.25 “doesn’t improve the state’s economy and only protects jobs barely worth having.”

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  • Labor Update for Week of January 8, 2018

    Our weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.

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  • “Women’s Rally on Raleigh” set for January 20th

    Join us Saturday, January 20th in Raleigh to mark the one year anniversary of the Women’s March. To show our love for the resistance, the North Carolina AFL-CIO plans to operate a “Hug-A-Thug” booth while tabling at the Women’s Rally on Raleigh, and we’re looking to recruit a few good union members as huggers!

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  • Greensboro’s Largest Newspaper Comes Out for Raising Wages

    “Even the rationales for stifling minimum wages in North Carolina contradict themselves,” says the newspaper for North Carolina’s third largest city.

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  • Together: What We Accomplished in 2017

    In 2017, we celebrated 60 years of the NC State AFL-CIO. It was a pivotal moment to reflect on lessons of the past and plan for the future. For all the highlights from our 60th Annual Convention, Labor 2017, our support for affiliates, and how North Carolina’s labor federation continued raising the bar, read our 2017 Annual Report.

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  • Labor Update: Week of December 11, 2017

    Weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.

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  • Workers’ Forum Convenes to Discuss Making Durham a “Union Town”

    Before closing, forum organizers distributed placards that read “Durham Works Because We Do!” and called on attendees to consider the creation of the Workers’ Rights Commission as just one step in making Durham a “Union Town” — a city where workers’ power is taken seriously.

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  • POSTPONED: Twitter Power Academy: FREE Intro Webinar

    ### This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled. ### Sign up for a free 30-minute intro session at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 10th that will highlight the past effectiveness and future utility of Twitter organizing in North Carolina.

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  • FLOC Sues N.C. to Restore Rights Taken from 100,000 Workers

    Members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), which represents thousands of seasonal farm workers, have gone to court over a state law that stripped 100,000 people working on North Carolina farms of their constitutional rights.

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  • “Fair Courts” Events Happening Across North Carolina

    Attend one of these 90-minute town halls, hosted by Progress NC and NC Voters for Clean Elections, where local legislators and other experts will be invited to address our community’s concerns, and we’ll provide the latest ways to help you fight back for fair courts. 

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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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