March 11, 2019
Union members meet and eat with state lawmakers from mountains to the sandhills to advocate for adoption of our Good-Jobs policy agenda for North Carolina.
Worker organizing past and present is the cover story of the Labor Day 2018 issue of Creative Loafing Charlotte, featuring quotes from North Carolina State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan, IBEW Local 379 President and state AFL-CIO Vice President Scott Thrower, and Ben Lee, chairman of the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee.
Local community and union leaders will hold a press conference at 9:30 AM Wednesday, May 30th, in front of the Legacy Union building on Stonewall Street in Charlotte, where 24-year-old construction worker and married father, Juventino Hernandez, fell to his death last week.
SMART Union member and CATS bus driver Debra Franklin is getting recognition for giving back to the Queen City community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.