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  • N.C. unions gained ground in 2015

    North Carolina fared better in state rankings last year – after an inexplicable decline in 2014 – rising a full percentage point to 49th, ahead of South Carolina.

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  • Unions make the middle class (VIDEO)

    The Center for American Progress Action Fund produced a video series, Unions Make the Middle Class, documenting what is at stake in three real stories of how unions make the middle class.

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  • AFL-CIO gets in storytelling high-gear with @Work website

    The national AFL-CIO has launched an innovative, brand new section of its website – www.aflcio.org/atWork – that focuses on telling the story of what unions and union members do best and how people working together through their unions contribute to society in ways beyond just providing good jobs with good benefits.

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  • President Obama visits Freightliner plant in Mount Holly, NC

    The President bragged about North Carolina workers and the new trucks they are building in our state. “Now, here at Daimler, you’re not just building trucks. You’re building better trucks,” said the President.

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  • Hundreds in rural N.C. win jobs, opportunity thanks to IBEW

    When the world’s largest social network picked Rutherford County, NC as the site of its newest data centers, Facebook turned to IBEW to get the job done right. Now workers are earning a living wage in a county with high unemployment, and IBEW is winning new members grateful for the union difference.

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  • How unions helped build a middle class for workers in the U.S.A.

    Unions have been around for more than a century, and they’ve done more good for America’s working people — union and non-union — and have gotten less credit for it than any institution in the United States. An essay by Harry Kelber.

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  • SHARE THIS: Just Another Cog in the Machine

    What difference can a union make where you work? workSMART, a project of the Trade Union Congress, the organized labor movement in the United Kingdom, like the AFL-CIO in the United States, has put together a fantastic video that speaks to anyone who goes to a job every day where they feel like just another […]

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