January 12, 2009
Conversations start at the local level
We won many great victories for working families on Election Day 2008. Now comes the hard part – advancing our legislative agenda during the next session of the General Assembly, beginning in 2009, and fighting off expected challenges from the business lobby to workers’ compensation and other issues important to working families.
Central Labor Councils across North Carolina will host meetings this month to bring union leaders, rank-and-file members, and retirees together with their local legislators and members of Congress in order to begin conversations about moving a progressive agenda in Raleigh and Washington, DC. Participation is open to all members.
Schedule of local legislative meetings:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
- Triangle Labor Council Breakfast
8:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Brownstone
1707 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC
$10 per person (includes breakfast)
- Eastern Piedmont CLC Lunch
12:30 p.m. at Carolina Restaurant
1034 East 10th St, Roanoke Rapids, NC
$10 per person (includes lunch)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
- Southern Piedmont CLC Breakfast
8:00 a.m. at The Charleston House
3120 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC
RSVP to Will Cashion 704-953-3033
- Western NC CLC Lunch
1:00 p.m. at Holiday Inn Asheville Airport
550 New Airport Rd, Fletcher, NC
$12 per person (includes lunch)
RSVP to Mark Case 828-215-8883
Saturday, January 31, 2009
- Triad CLC Breakfast
8:30 a.m. at Moose Café at Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Rd, Greensboro, NC
$9 per person (includes breakfast)
RSVP to Bob Brown 336-209-4795
- Greater Sandhills CLC Lunch
12:30 p.m. at Golden Corral
1806 Skibo Rd, Fayetteville
$11 per person (includes lunch)
RSVP to Tony McKinnon 910-578-6215
We hope you and your members will take advantage of this opportunity to meet with your elected legislative representatives and to discuss with them issues important to you and your families. Your participation will also help send the message that we intend to build on the successes of the past legislative sessions.
Jan. 18 deadline for discount hotel rate at State Legislative Conference
After local legislative meetings are concluded, we hope you will join us for a statewide gathering of labor leaders to discuss our 2009 issue agenda and lobby members of the General Assembly.
The last day to get our discount rate for our 2009 Legislative Conference is fast approaching. For information about hotel reservations, registration fees and schedules, download the conference flyer and the registration form.