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  • Honoring the Power of Working People at 62nd Annual Convention

    The North Carolina AFL-CIO kicks off its 62nd Annual Convention in Charlotte, Thursday, Sept. 19. The two-day convention brings together labor, community, and political leaders from across the state to discuss ways to fight for a better future, together.

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  • Local Labor Movement Hosts 113th Canton Labor Day Parade

    United Steelworkers (USW) Smoky Mountain Local 507, AFL-CIO, CLC proudly hosted the 113th Canton Labor Day Parade, North Carolina’s longest-running Labor Day parade, featuring a float by the Western North Carolina Central Labor Council marshalled by NC State AFL-CIO president MaryBe McMillan.

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  • Introducing the NC Union Jobs Board

    Visitors to ncunionjobs.com will find a list of unionized employers as well as union trade apprenticeship and training programs in North Carolina, the county or counties where these opportunities exist, and information on how to apply.

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  • CWA Member Yvonne Kinston Running for Fayetteville City Council

    As part of the NC State AFL-CIO’s ongoing efforts to recruit, train, and elect more union members to office, we are proud to announce that Yvonne Kinston, a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3680, a union of working people in the telecom industry, filed today for Fayetteville City Council District 9.

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  • Solidarity Forever with N.C. Teachers and School Employees!

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, 336-255-2711 / jeremy@aflcionc.org Statement by NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan in Support of the May 1st Public Education Day of Action “We march to inspire citizens around the state to stand up and speak up because together we can make a difference.” — MaryBe McMillan (RALEIGH, May 1, […]

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  • “Raising the Minimum Wage is for Everyone”: NC Lawmakers Join the Fight for $15 an Hour and to Cover More Workers

    Lawmakers, workers, business owners announce legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, ending subminimum wages, repealing exemptions for agricultural and domestic workers.

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  • NC Labor Unveils “Good-Jobs” Policy Agenda at Biennial Legislative Conference

    Almost 150 labor leaders are expected to attend the North Carolina Labor Legislative Conference, which begins today in Raleigh. At the two-day conference, the North Carolina State AFL-CIO will unveil its Good-Jobs Agenda, a policy agenda that is rooted in the AFL-CIO Workers’ Bill of Rights.

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  • North Carolina AFL-CIO Holds 61st Annual Convention

    Unions of working people from across North Carolina are meeting in Raleigh today and tomorrow to collect supplies and raise money for Hurricane Florence relief at the North Carolina labor federation’s 61st Annual Convention.

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  • N.C. Unions Help Deliver Food for Wake County Students Ahead of May 16th Advocacy Day

    The NC State AFL-CIO delivered four pallets of food donated by the Food Bank and sorted into 500 “weekend packs” to Ligon Middle School in Raleigh for distribution by Wake County teachers to students in need across Wake County today.

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  • North Carolina Unions Added 16,000 Members in 2017

    “The growth in union membership shows that working people understand the power we have when we join together,” said MaryBe McMillan, President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO.

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  • Labor-Endorsed Candidates Win Local Elections Across N.C.

    Union member Braxton Winston II elected to Charlotte City Council; Union-backed mayors win in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh

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  • NC AFL-CIO Congratulates Governor-Elect Roy Cooper

    NC Attorney General Roy Cooper

    Governor-elect Cooper will give North Carolina fresh leadership in difficult times, and we look forward to working with him to build a better future for working people.

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  • Workers Unite to Promote a Working People’s Agenda

    Some corporate executives looking for a return on their substantial investments in state legislative campaigns last year have their eyes on changes to our workers’ compensation system. Lawmakers in Raleigh would do well to look the other way. In these tough economic times, there is no sense in fixing what is not broken and making injured workers pay the price. Instead, the legislature should focus on what the people of North Carolina need most right now – jobs. The Labor Legislative Conference Feb. 8 will provide an opportunity for the new Republican House and Senate majorities to hear this message.

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  • On Unemployment, Richard Burr Just Doesn’t Get It

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) doesn’t understand why unemployment is still an emergency. Burr says it’s “No longer an emergency” For over 450,000 workers in North Carolina who are unemployed, the emergency is as real as it’s ever been. Despite this, Senator Burr has voted repeatedly AGAINST extending unemployment benefits, the only source of income for […]

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