Liz Shuler, national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, coming to NC

Liz Shuler

Stops in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, March 4-5

We are excited to announce that national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, Liz Shuler, will be in North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday, March 4th and 5th! Shuler is coming to the Triangle-area to speak about why workers’ rights are important with stops in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.

Liz Shuler is the highest-ranking woman leader in the AFL-CIO’s history, and the youngest elected officer ever to sit on its Executive Council. As the college-educated child of a union family, a veteran of efforts to help clerical workers organize, and a labor-community coalition builder, she brings a fresh perspective to the nation’s labor movement, now under attack in a way not seen since the 1920’s – including by our state legislature which recently introduced three anti-union constitutional amendments.

In Raleigh

Shuler’s first stop will be in Raleigh for a very “Crucial Conversation” hosted by NC Policy Watch where she will speak on the topic of why unions are good for business and so-called ‘Right-to-Work’ laws are not.

What: Lunch with Liz Shuler, speaking on “Why unions are GOOD for BUSINESS and ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws aren’t”
When: Monday, March 4 at 12:30 PM (lunch available at 12:15 PM)
Where: Junior League of Raleigh, Community Room, 711 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605
Cost: $10 includes lunch
RSVP: Open to the public but limited space is available. Registration is required. Click here to register. For more info, contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or

In Durham

Then on Monday evening, Shuler will head to Duke University to make the case for why unions, as the most diverse major institutions in our society, are a vital part of the solution to America’s surging inequality and a force for smart and inclusive public policy across the board.

What: C.L.A.S.S. Talk, “UNION YES! Why workers’ rights are good public policy”
When: Monday, March 4 at 5:00 PM
Where: Duke University (west campus), Sanford School of Public Policy, Rhodes Room, Corner of Towerview Rd + Science Dr, Durham, NC 27710 (park at 120 Science Dr)
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Class, Labor, and Social Sustainability at Duke. Contact or visit for more info.
Note: Free and open to the public

In Chapel Hill

Finally, Shuler will wrap up her visit to North Carolina with a lecture on why labor law matters at the UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill.

What: “The War on working people in NC and beyond: Why labor law matters”
When: Tuesday, March 5 at noon
Where: UNC Law School, Room 5042, 160 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Sponsor: UNC Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity
Note: Free and open to the public; lunch will be provided!

Check out the flyer for Liz Shuler’s visit to North Carolina (link opens PDF) for all the details.

Click to download the flyer for Liz Shuler's visit to NC.

Click to download the flyer for Liz Shuler’s visit to NC.