Unions

  • N.C. 4th worst for having a dying middle class

    North Carolina ranks 4th among states with a dying middle class, according to a recent report by USA Today.

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  • Corporate executive: Let me tell you about unions

    Think you already know what this corporate exec will say about unions? Think again.

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  • Fighting inequality begins by saying “union”

    Let’s have a conversation that matters. Let’s talk about unions.

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  • U.S. DOL Requires Notice of Labor Rights

    Rule implements President Obama’s executive order A new rule published by the Department of Labor will ensure employees of federal contractors and subcontractors know their rights to join and form unions under the National Labor Relations Act. The change means “more stable labor-management relations and a more engaged workforce, which in turn facilitates greater efficiency […]

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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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  • New Rules for Air, Railway Union Elections

    Non-votes no longer counted as “No” votes Air and railway companies have long had an unfair advantage when their workers tried to form a union. Old rules – tossed out today by the National Mediation Board (NMB) – mean workers covered by the Rail Labor Act will no longer have the votes not cast by […]

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  • Unions’ Petition Secures TAA Benefits at Philip Morris

    Former employees at Concord, NC plant to get assistance Shortly after last year’s stimulus package included a little-publicized provision that liberalized the eligibility requirements for Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) benefits, IAMAW Local Lodge 108 and BCTGM Local 229T, the two unions representing employees at the Philip Morris facility in Concord, filed a joint petition seeking […]

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  • Rally for TSA Collective Bargaining Rights (5/5)

    Click to download the flyer (opens PDF) Show solidarity w/transport security workers The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union in the country but also is the largest and most trusted union in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with more than 13,500 dues-paying members and 35 Locals nationwide. AFGE […]

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  • March on Reynolds for Farmworker Justice! (5/7)

    Click to download the flyer (opens PDF). Join us Friday in Winston-Salem, NC The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in their struggle to get Reynolds to recognize its responsibility to meet with tobacco farmworkers and their union. Join us and hundreds of allies this Friday in […]

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  • Help Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday! (5/8)

    Click for more info. Letter Carrier Food Drive at your mailbox The annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive (a.k.a. Stamp Out Hunger) comes at a critical time. Donations to food banks are down while demand is higher than ever. You can help, and it’s easy to do. Just place a box […]

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  • March on Reynolds for Farmworker Justice!

    Click to download the flyer (opens PDF). Friday, May 7 in Winston-Salem, NC Join the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO (FLOC) and hundreds of allies on May 7, 2010 in Winston-Salem at Reynolds American’s annual shareholders meeting. For nearly three years, Reynolds CEO Susan Ivey has refused to meet with FLOC to discuss the abusive […]

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  • Help Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 8, 2010

    National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive coming to your mailbox With double digit unemployment, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive (a.k.a. Stamp Out Hunger) comes at a critical time. Food banks are seeing an unprecedented crisis as requests have risen 20-25% for each of the past six months while donations […]

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  • Collective Bargaining Lobby Day Set for June 15

    SAVE THE DATE: 6/15 at 9:00 AM On June 15, 2010, we must stand together to repeal a 50-year-old Jim Crow law (NC General Statute 95-98) that denies a basic human right to the public workers who help make our state run and are essential to our state’s economic recovery. Only North Carolina and Virigina […]

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  • Make Wall St Pay to Fix the Job Crisis They Created

    Workers protest Bank of America in Raleigh Yesterday, the Triangle Labor Council (TLC) organized a protest outside a Bank of America (B of A) branch in Raleigh, NC. The event drew about two dozen protestors. Folks held signs and chanted for about an hour at the busy intersection where the bank is located to raise […]

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  • AFL-CIO Backs Final Passage of Health Care Bill

    Now is the time to say ‘Yes’ “When I look at the years we’ve been fighting for health care and what it means for working families to start down the path of comprehensive reform, I know the time to step forward is now,” said AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka in a video message to working families […]

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