August 13, 2018
From the Blog
Governor Cooper to Headline 61st Annual Convention
We are excited to announce that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will be the headline speaker at our 61st Annual Convention, September 20-21 in Raleigh! Join Governor Cooper there and be part of building a bigger, more engaged, more powerful labor movement able to win victories for North Carolina working families! Delegates who register by this Friday, August 17th qualify for our discounted “Early Bird” rate. Read more.
Duke Professor Amy Laura Hall: Make “Labor Union” Sense Common Again
“When people ask why I spend some of my very rare free hours advocating for labor unions in my new home state, the answer is simple. I want labor union sense to be again this region’s common sense.” Read more.
Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Repeal “Right to Work”
“Unions just upset the calculus of the Koch brothers and their corporate allies by winning a landslide victory for labor rights.” Read more.
Hotel and “Early Bird” Convention Deadlines this Week
Friday, August 17th is the last day for delegates and alternates to register for our 61st Annual Convention and still qualify to pay the discounted “Early Bird Rate” of $100. Registrations received August 18th through September 14th will have to pay the “Standard Rate” of $125.
Saturday, August 18th is the deadline to reserve hotel rooms at the Hilton N. Raleigh/Midtown and still get our discounted group rate, subject to availability. Read more.
BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW ONLINE at Hilton.com
NEW FOR 2018: BUY TICKETS ONLINE at Eventbrite.com
REGISTER GUESTS or FOR OUR NEW VENDOR EXPO at AFLCIONC.org
Keep Calling On Senators to Reject Brett Kavanaugh
Make the call TWICE to tell both Sen. Tillis and Sen. Burr you oppose Brett Cavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court!
News that Works
August 18: Convention hotel rate expires
September 3: Charlotte Labor Day Parade
September 14: “Standard Rate” for 2018 Convention expires
September 19: NC AFL-CIO Executive Board meeting
September 20-21: NC AFL-CIO 61st Annual Convention
October 12: Registration deadline to vote on Election Day
October 17: One-Stop Early Voting begins
November 2: One-Stop Early Voting ends
November 6: Election Day