August 21, 2008
We are happy to announce that Teamsters Local 61 in Asheville has rejoined the NC State AFL-CIO. The Teamsters were among those national unions that left the AFL-CIO to form Change to Win in 2005.
In order to preserve unity in our movement at the state and local level following the break up, the AFL-CIO approved the issuance of Solidarity Charters. The Charters enable local unions and state councils of Change to Win to be members of State Feds and Central Labor Councils.
The return of IBT 61 means that every Change to Win union in NC that was part of our federation in 2005 has now received a Solidarity Charter.