January 26, 2018
MaryBe McMillan, the first woman elected President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, was one of the speakers at the “Women’s Rally on Raleigh,” January 20, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she delivered the following poem.
North Carolina was well represented at the 2017 AFL-CIO convention with speeches, remarks, or panel presentations by state federation president MaryBe McMillan, AFGE national president and state fed vice president J. David Cox Sr., Triangle Labor Council treasurer and North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) executive director Melvin Montford, and IATSE Local 322 stagehand and labor-endorsed Charlotte City Council candidate Braxton Winston II.
More than 200 delegates and guests gathered for our 60th Annual Convention in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Sept. 13-15th to elect a new president and new executive board, hear from inspiring speakers, participate in skill-building workshops and movement-building breakout sessions, honor James Andrews and North Carolina’s rich labor history, and adopt new resolutions to guide the organization over the coming year.
State lawmakers convened the first session of the 2017-18 General Assembly on Wednesday, and a coalition of groups including the NC State AFL-CIO held a press conference to once again call for lawmakers to stop choosing their voters by implementing independent redistricting in North Carolina.
On the heels of last night’s debate and with the start of Early Voting, the NC State AFL-CIO released the following statement from Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan again calling on Governor Pat McCrory and Senator Richard Burr to withdraw support for Donald Trump.
Working people across our state will get a fair chance to vote for a better life and hold Governor McCrory and lawmakers in his party accountable in free elections for repeatedly enacting policies that hurt working families.
The ruling strikes down significant provisions of North Carolina’s “Voter ID” law as discriminatory and unconstitutional.
MaryBe McMillan talks HB2, Drumpf, and why the Fight for $15 is also the fight for more working people in North Carolina to be able to work in union.
Acclaimed author Saru Jayaraman will be in Durham for a special event Thursday, April 28 to talk about ways diners can leverage their collective power to force the restaurant industry to change its anti-worker ways.
MaryBe McMillan took to the airwaves last night to expose the anti-worker effects of North Carolina’s controversial new law, H.B. 2 on The Rick Smith Show.
Wage thieves are real, they are criminals, and last year Cherie Berry let them get away with stealing $1 million from workers in North Carolina.
Working people in North Carolina commemorated Labor Day this year with a parade and picnics, prayers in the pulpits, and community service to honor the American worker and to celebrate the incredible achievements of all people who are working for a better life.
North Carolina State AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer MaryBe McMillan sat down for an interview for the radio program News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon to talk about the future of work in North Carolina and efforts to raise the wages of working people in our state.
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.