There is more than one way to join the labor movement!


If you do not see your local union on the list, let us know by calling 919-833-6678 or emailing! We need your help answering the following questions:

  • Is your union not on the list? Let us know!
  • Is the name of your employer accurate?
  • How can we be more specific about the job opportunities within your bargaining unit(s)? Not every employment opportunity may be covered by your contract(s).
  • Is the link or other information about how to apply accurate?

People who want to work in union and have a collectively negotiated contract that secures their right to a good job with fair wages, quality health care, safety on the job, and a collective voice in the workplace can either exercise their freedom to join together and get organized or go to work at an already unionized employer.

Below is a list of some unionized employers and union trade apprenticeship and training programs in North Carolina, the county or counties where these opportunities exist, and information on how to apply.

Call us at 919-833-6678 or email for information on how to contact individual unions if you would like to learn more about the opportunities below before applying.

Click here if you would like to talk to a union organizer about unionizing your current workplace in North Carolina.

Visit for a list of staffing opportunities at unions of working people in North Carolina and elsewhere.

AFGE 1738Veterans Administrationjobs / federal governmentCabarrus, DurhamApply
AFGE 3347Environmental Protection Agencyjobs / federal governmentDurhamApply
AFGE 3509Social Security Administrationjobs / federal governmentMaconApply
AFSCME 77Duke University / Duke Hospital

jobs / food service and housekeepingDurhamApply
BAC Local 8variesapprenticeship / masonryStatewideApply
BCTGM 103Bimbo Bakeriesjobs / food processingGastonApply
BCTGM 176TLiggett Tobaccojobs / tobacco productionAlamanceApply
BCTGM 192TCommon Wealth Brandsjobs / tobacco productionRockinghamApply
BCTGM 270TAlliance One Internationaljobs / tobacco productionWilson, PittApply
BCTGM 317TITG Brandsjobs / tobacco productionGuilfordApply
IATSE Local 322variestraining / stage productionMecklenburgApply
IATSE Local 491variestraining / film and television productionNew HanoverApply
IBEW 1902Duke Energyjobs / electricalApply
IBEW Local 238variesapprenticeship / electricalBuncombeApply
IBEW Local 342variesapprenticeship / electricalAlamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Moore, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, YadkinApply
IBEW Local 379variesapprenticeship / electricalMecklenburgApply
IBEW Local 495variesapprenticeship / electricalNew HanoverApply
IBEW Local 553variesapprenticeship / electricalDurham, WakeApply
IBEW Local 80variesapprenticeship / electricalApply
IBT 61UPSjobs / shipping and logisticsApply
IBT 61UPS Freightjobs / freight shippingApply
IBT 61ABF Freightjobs / freight shippingApply
IBT 61ALSCO Linenjobs / shipping and logistics
IBT 61Wilkes Telephone Membership Cooperativejobs /Wilkes
IBT 61PET Dairy (Dean Foods)jobs / dairy processing
IBT 61French Broad Food Co-Opjobs / food retailBuncombe
IBT 61 & 391UPSjobs / shipping and logisticsApply
ILA Local 1426varieshiring hall / maritimeNew HanoverCall 1-910-762-8231
Iron Workers Local 848variesapprenticeship / iron workMecklenburgApply
SMARTAmtrakjobs / transportationApply
SMARTNorfolk Southernjobs / transportationApply
SMARTCharlotte Area Transit Systemjobs / transportationMecklenburgApply
UA Local 421variesapprenticeship & training / plumbingCabarrus, WakeApply
UAWDHL Logisticsjobs / shipping and logisticsMecklenburgApply
UAWJones LaSallejobs /MecklenburgApply
UAW 3520Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)jobs / auto manufacturingRowanApply
UAW 3520Ford Motor Companyjobs / auto manufacturingAlamanceApply
UAW 5285
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)
jobs / auto manufacturingGastonApply
UAW 5286
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA)
jobs / auto manufacturingGastonApply
UAW 5287DTNA/Thomas Built Busjobs / auto manufacturingGuilfordApply
UAW 2320NC Justice Centerjobs / policy advocacy & research and legal servicesWakeApply
UAW 2404General Motorsjobs / auto manufacturingMecklenburgApply
UBC Carpenters Local 312variesapprenticeship & training / carpentryAlamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Henderson, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, McDowell, Macon, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Transylvania, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, YadkinApply
UBC Carpenters Local 50variesapprenticeship & training / carpentryAshe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga, YanceyApply
UFCW 1208Smithfield Foodsjobs / meat processingBladenApply
UFCW 204Krogerjobs / food retailDurhamApply
UNITE HERE 23HMSHostjobs / airport food serviceMecklenburgApply
UNITE HERE 23LSG Sky Chefsjobs / airplane food serviceMecklenburgApply
USWCorningjobs / manufacturingNew HanoverApply
USW 9-0425WestRockjobs / paper productionHalifaxApply
USW 1025Corningjobs / manufacturingNew HanoverApply
USW 1089Graphic Packagingjobs / packaging and manufacturingMecklenburgApply
USW 1159Goodyearjobs / manufacturingIredellApply
USW 1167International Paperjobs / paper productionCravenApply
USW 1268Hood Packagingjobs / packaging and manufacturingHamletApply
USW 1283West Fraser Incjobs / manufacturingSeaboardApply
USW 1325Weyerhaeuserjobs / manufacturingCravenApply
USW 1356Domtar Paperjobs / paper productionBeaufortApply
USW 1356-01Weyerhaeuserjobs / manufacturingBeaufortApply
USW 1423Domtar Paperjobs / paper productionBeaufortApply
USW 1730Packaging Corporation of Americajobs / packaging and manufacturingRowanApply
USW 1811Duff Nortonjobs / manufacturingMecklenburg
USW 1821International Paperjobs / paper productionMecklenburgApply
USW 1870WestRockjobs / packaging and manufacturingForsythApply
USW 303Cube Hydro Partnersjobs / dam maintStanlyApply
USW 425Kapstone Kraft Paperjobs / paper productionHalifaxApply
USW 428West Fraser Incjobs / manufacturingColumbusApply
USW 429International Paperjobs / paper productionIredellApply
USW 45Owens-Brockway Glass Containerjobs / manufacturingLexingtonApply
USW 47Ardagh Glass Incjobs / manufacturingWilsonApply
USW 507International Paperjobs / paper productionVanceApply
USW 55Ardagh Glass Incjobs / manufacturingVanceApply
USW 738International Paperjobs / paper productionPolkApply
USW 8205Leesonajobs / manufacturingAlamance
USW 8498Ardagh Group / Rexam Beverage Canjobs / manufacturingForsythApply
USW 853Highland Containersjobs / packaging and manufacturingGuilfordApply
USW 8573Grangesjobs / manufacturingRowanApply
USW 8573-01WS Tylerjobs / manufacturingRowanApply
USW 9465NSG Groupjobs / manufacturingScotlandApply
USW 9536Smithfield Packingjobs / meat packingJohnston
USW 959Goodyearjobs / manufacturingCumberlandApply
USW 959-01Diversifiedjobs /Cumberland
Workers UnitedALSCOjobs / laundry serviceDurhamApply
Workers UnitedALSCOjobs / laundry serviceWakeApply
Workers UnitedAngelica’sjobs / laundry serviceDurhamApply
Workers UnitedDuke Universityjobs / laundry serviceDurhamApply