May 8, 2008
The State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC) voted at it’s annual convention May 3 to affiliate with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). With 55,000 members, SEANC was the largest independent public employee association in the United States not affiliated with a union.
“This vote marks the largest union victory ever for working people across the South — especially in North Carolina, which previously had the lowest rate of unionization in the country,” said SEANC Executive Director Dana Cope.
SEANC now becomes SEIU Local 2008.