Charlotte

  • Charlotte Primary Candidate Guide for Sept. 12th

    The endorsements include one of our own – IATSE Local 322 member, Braxton Winston II, running for an at-large seat on the Charlotte City Council!

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  • Charlotte Gearing Up to Fight Postal Cuts with Lunchtime Rally this Wednesday in Uptown

    People who work in union at the United States Postal Service and the business owners and community members who depend upon it will hold a lunchtime press conference, rally, and picket outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Building this Wednesday to inform the public how they can help fight back against reductions in service and jobs.

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  • Charlotte Construction Workers Urge City Council to Act on Reported Industry Abuses

    People harmed while working in Charlotte’s booming construction industry joined community, faith, and labor advocates and the co-authors of a new study of industry working conditions across the South on Monday to call for the city council to pass policy that would encourage developers to disclose their contractors’ employment practices as part of future rezoning petitions.

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  • Charlotte Construction Workers to Call for Council to Address Industry Abuses

    Workers, community, faith, and labor groups will hold a press conference at Charlotte City hall on Monday, June 26th to urge council to pass a policy that encourage developers to disclose their contractors employment practices.

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  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers on “Publix Truth Tour” of NC

    The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights organization known for its groundbreaking Fair Food Program and anti-slavery campaigns, will be in Charlotte Nov. 5-7 to promote the documentary film Food Chains and to protest grocery chain Publix over its refusal to meet with farmworkers to discuss abuses in their supply chain.

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  • NC workers to demand creation of ‘Wage Board’ (9/10)

    Now is the time. Because fast food, home care, child care workers, and others have stood together and raised their voices, the Fight for $15 and union rights is winning across the US and across the South. Next Thursday, we’re coming together to say: North Carolina is next!

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  • Join the 2015 Charlotte Labor Day Parade

    Come out for an “old fashioned, union made” parade when the biggest and longest-running Labor Day parade in the Carolinas returns to Charlotte in 2015, featuring local union floats and marchers as well as stepping groups, bands, and more.

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  • Charlotte mayoral candidates pressed on raising wages

    This is a follow up to a story we told you about a special event in Charlotte where supporters of the Fight for $15 and a union took the concerns of working people in the Queen City directly to those running to be their next mayor.

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  • Fight for $15 mayoral forum in Charlotte (8/18)

    The Fight for $15 and a union will hold a public mayoral forum in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 18 where members of the public will get to meet and directly address candidates about their commitment to raising wages for workers in Charlotte.

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  • Charlotte City workers win dues checkoff

    This week, employees of the City of Charlotte won small victory that will make a big difference in strengthening their unions.

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  • Recap: Union hugs and Charlotte in 2012

    Notwithstanding the angst of some about Democrats’ choice of Charlotte, the DNC was a big success for America’s unions.

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  • Workers Bear Witness To Injustice at Thom Tillis Town Hall

    Since coming into power in January, Tillis’ agenda has exacted sacrifice upon sacrifice from working families while rewarding his staff with 27 percent pay increases and his corporate campaign contributors with new tax loopholes and exemptions from environmental protections.

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  • Our 54th Annual Convention is Coming to Charlotte

    Hotel rooms cost $105 per night. The cut off date for placing reservations is August 7, 2011. For reservations, call 1 (800) HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or call 704-547-7444.

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  • Charlotte Cabbies Protest Work Conditions

    Drivers want independence from cab companies Cab drivers in Charlotte are protesting city laws requiring all cab operators to be registered with a local cab company. On June 18, dozens gathered outside city hall to draw attention to their fight for independence. Teamsters Local 71 organized the protest to highlight the need to change the […]

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  • Solidarity Rally w/ TSA Employees at Charlotte Airport

    Fight is for collective bargaining rights The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest union of federal workers, has been with employees at the Transportation Security Administration since the department was created in 2002. Workers at TSA, who are the first line of defense at the nation’s airports against terrorist attacks, are not allowed […]

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