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  • Recap: Collective Bargaining Lobby Day

    As struggle continues, “Stay on the wall” On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, supporters of public employees rallied outside the North Carolina General Assembly before lobbying lawmakers to repeal the ban on collective bargaining by public employees – GS95-98 – a Jim Crow law passed in 1959 that’s still on the books. The event was organized […]

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  • James Andrews Attends OPEIU Nat’l Convention

    Union makes significant Victory Fund donation North Carolina State AFL-CIO President, James Andrews, was in Washington, DC earlier this week, attending the national convention of the Office and Professional Employees International Union. Andrews is a member of ITPE-OPEIU Local 4873. He was invited to address the delegates of the 25th OPEIU Convention. At the convention, […]

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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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  • Protests Outside Bank of America in Charlotte

    Click here to see more photos.. Invest in job creation, not fighting financial reform On April 28 folks from all walks of life – including union members, people of faith, and the unemployed – demonstrated outside the Bank of America (BofA) shareholder meeting in Charlotte, NC to demand Wall St banks stop fighting financial reform […]

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  • Take on Bank of America at Shareholders Meeting (4/28)

    B of A is failing America Workers, clergy, veterans, civic leaders, and community groups from the NC State AFL-CIO and NC United Power will converge for an important action at the Bank of America shareholders’ meeting in Charlotte on the morning of April 28th. What: Rally and action at B of A shareholders meeting When: […]

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  • Dozens Rally to Thank Etheridge for Supporting Health Care Reform

    “Vote ‘YES’, fix this mess!” Dozens of people rallied outside the Raleigh offices of Congressman Bob Etheridge (D-2nd), today, to show their support for finishing the job on health insurance / health care reform.  The rally was a last-minute response to an anti-reform protest of Rep. Etheridge, who voted for the House reform bill. Even […]

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  • Successful 52nd Annual NC AFL-CIO Convention

    U.S. Senator Kay Hagan Elections, resolutions, and answering the call to action At our recently concluded 52nd Annual Convention in Atlantic Beach, NC, delegates took action on a range of issues, including the election of officers and executive board members, approving resolutions to guide our work for the next year, and writing letters to the […]

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  • James Andrews Interviewed on EFCA ‘Compromise’

    VIDEO: WRAL in Raleigh asks what compromise would mean Cullen Browder with Raleigh CBS affiliate WRAL has been reporting on the debate in Congress and in North Carolina about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The legislation is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate, and there has been talk in the press about a potential […]

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  • Workers Memorial Day Observed

    Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. However, the threat of going to work healthy and coming home severely injured – or not coming home at all – remains all too real. According to estimates (PDF document)by the International Labor Organization (ILO), worldwide, 1 million workers […]

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