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  • Report: Mondelēz-Nabisco Exploits Workers, Damages Communities

    Interfaith Worker Justice recently published a report following a four-month international investigation into Mondelēz outsourcing of good, family-sustaining jobs to Mexico where workers only make about a dollar an hour.

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  • Op-Ed: Working people are under attack in our country

    With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME later this month, North Carolina State House Representative Pricey Harrison wrote an excellent defense of our freedom to join in strong unions for an op-ed published recently by the Greensboro News & Record.

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  • It’s About Freedom: Working People’s Day of Action Feb. 24th

    On February 24, join thousands of working people and our allies standing up for our freedoms and demanding an end to a system that’s rigged against us. Here’s why that matters and how you can help!

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  • Twitter Power Challenge: Fill 50 Seats or Bust!

    A new Twitter training series will equip organizers, staff, and activists with tools and know how to shape news coverage, recruit influential allies to our causes, and hold elected officials accountable — but only if affiliates and community allies enroll 50 people by March 7th.

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  • Striking Workers Rally Over Abuses by NCDOT Contractor Border Rebar

    Clergy, members of community & civic organizations, labor advocates, public servants, and private citizens held a sidewalk rally with striking Border Rebar workers outside the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) this afternoon to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.

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  • Striking Workers to Rally Outside NCDOT Over Abuses by One of Its Contractors

    Striking workers who have been injured and abused on the job will hold a sidewalk rally outside North Carolina Department of Transportation headquarters on Monday, Feb. 12th, to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.

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  • Labor Update: Week of January 29, 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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  • #TimesUp: A Poem for Women’s March 2018

    MaryBe McMillan, the first woman elected President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, was one of the speakers at the “Women’s Rally on Raleigh,” January 20, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she delivered the following poem.

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  • Moral March 2018: Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box!

    Join us for the 12th annual Moral March on Raleigh and Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly on February 10, 2018. This annual mobilization of the HKonJ Coalition brings together justice loving people from across the state and nation to stand against the legislative attacks on the people of North Carolina and to continue to fight for our moral agenda.

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  • Commemorating the 1968 “I AM” Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

    Fifty years later, North Carolinians are coming together to remember the strikers with a National Moment of Silence on February 1st and a special event featuring William “Bill” Lucy at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, February 4th in Greensboro.

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  • AFGE Members to Picket Sen. Tillis Over Shutdown Pay Vote

    Last week, Senator Tillis voted against a bill to guarantee back pay to government workers who worked through the shutdown. This Tuesday, January 30, we’re rallying at his office to show him our disappointment.

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  • Labor Update: Week of January 22, 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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  • CLARION CALL: Reflections on the First Anniversary of the Women’s March

    Today, we commemorate the Women’s March at the “Rally on Raleigh” and vow our continuing solidarity. We dare not linger long in celebration. History is holding up a mirror that we cannot evade.

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  • Twitter Power Academy FREE Intro Webinar Rescheduled for Feb. 13th

    Sign up for a free 30-minute intro session at 6:00 pm ET on Wednesday, February 13th that will highlight the past effectiveness and future utility of Twitter organizing in North Carolina.

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  • North Carolina Unions Added 16,000 Members in 2017

    “The growth in union membership shows that working people understand the power we have when we join together,” said MaryBe McMillan, President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.

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