• 51st Annual Convention Wrap Up

    It’s time to Turn Around America This year, the North Carolina State AFL-CIO Convention, held at the North Raleigh Hilton, focused on labor’s effort to Turn Around America this election cycle. Many of the convention workshops and speakers emphasized the issues important to workers in this election, such as health care for all, the Employee […]

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  • Hotel Deadline Looms for 2008 Convention

    The 51st Annual Convention of the NC State AFL-CIO will be held Thursday and Friday, September 11-12, 2008 at the Hilton North Raleigh, 3405 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC. The deadline to get our discount rate is Sunday, August 10, 2008, so don’t delay! Once the deadline passes, our special rate is gone for good. […]

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  • Crystal Lee ‘Norma Rae’ Sutton is Battling Cancer

    The textile industry was once the lifeblood of small towns like Roanoke Rapids, where Crystal Lee Sutton grew up and raised three children. At the J.P. Stevens mill where Sutton worked, she earned just $2.65 an hour toiling under poor conditions. Then, in 1973, Sutton met a coal miner turned organizer for the Amalgamated Clothing […]

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  • Knowledge is Power for Labor School ’08 Class

    Over 70 union members, including local union officers, shop stewards, and up-and-coming leaders from two dozen affiliates gathered on the campus of UNC-Wilmington from June 22-27 for the 2008 Carolina Labor School. Students at this year’s school took courses on state labor law, political mobilization, dispute resolution, and workers’ compensation. National AFL-CIO staff were also […]

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  • Calling All Members to Convention 2008

    The 51st Annual Convention of the NC State AFL-CIO will be held Thursday and Friday, September 11-12, 2008.  As is the tradition in all election years, our convention this year will be held in the capital city at the Hilton North Raleigh, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC. Hotel reservations must be made by August […]

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  • Lunch & Learn Seminar on Mortgage Madness

    The Center for Responsible Lending is presenting a Lunch & Learn Seminar in Winston-Salem on Thursday, May 29th, 11am-2pm. There is no cost to attend and free lunch will be provided. RSVP information is on the flyer. Download the flyer for this event. The topic of the seminar includes discussion on: Common myths about the […]

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  • Deadline to Register for Labor School is May 30

    The 2008 session of Carolina Labor School will be held on the campus of UNC-Wilmington on Sunday, June 22 – Friday, June 27. Download the flyer and registration form. Because of limited meeting space, we put a cap on the number of registrations we accept. Confirmations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline […]

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  • Enrollment Open for 2008 Labor School

    The 2008 session of Carolina Labor School will be held on the campus of UNC-Wilmington on Sunday, June 22 – Friday, June 27. Download the flyer and registration form. Because of limited meeting space, we put a cap on the number of registrations we accept. Confirmations are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline […]

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  • UNC-CH Students Protest Sweatshop Apparel

    Dozens of students at UNC Chapel Hill have staged a sit-in since April 17, 2008. The students are protesting Chancellor Moeser’s refusal to adopt the Designated Suppliers Program (DSP), a program that would ensure that Chapel Hill branded apparel is not produced in sweatshops. The DSP works by certifying only those producers that comply with […]

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  • IBM Stockholder Action, Picket on Tuesday

    Next Tuesday, April 29th, members of the Alliance @ IBM, a division of CWA, and their supporters will take action with a picket line and rally outside the IBM shareholders meeting in Charlotte. What: IBM Stockholder action and picket line When: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Time: 8:30 am picket line and 12:30 pm rally Where: […]

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  • Workers Memorial Day is Monday, April 28

    Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. But the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more are injured or diseased because of their jobs. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember these workers on April […]

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  • Save Your Home from Foreclosure!

    Raleigh ACORN is bringing a foreclosure fair to the campus of NC State this Saturday. ACORN chapters across the country have hosted similar foreclosure prevention and assistance seminars. What: Foreclosure prevention and assistance fair When: Saturday, April 26, 2008 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Witherspoon Student Center, NC State University, 3810 Cates Ave, […]

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  • “Scam Jam” Aims for Seniors, Gives 411 on Fraud

    Each day in North Carolina, folks, seniors especially, find themselves the unwitting targets of scams that would seek to defraud them of their identity or their life savings. NC Attorney General, Roy Cooper and Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall, in cooperation with AARP, the Better Business Bureau and the Area Agency on Aging will hold […]

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  • Sen. McCain, Self-Proclaimed ‘Free Trader’

    Sen. John McCain has a long history of supporting the kind of trade deals like the Columbia FTA that have devastated our economy and sent our jobs overseas. He continues to proclaim his support for new trade agreements despite evidence of how harmful agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA have been. He supported allowing China to […]

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  • Teach-in on Collective Bargaining at NCCU

    The North Carolina HOPE Coalition is co-sponsoring a teach-in on collective bargaining rights with the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and Traction. Scheduled for April 3rd on the campus of North Carolina Central University, the teach-in is timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary Martin Luther King, Jr’s stand with public employees in […]

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