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  • Black Workers, Labor Leaders Urge Senator Tillis to Support the HEROES Act

    In “Workers First Caravans” rolling out across the country, union members are raising their voice to call for racial and economic justice, including this morning on a press call with Black frontline workers and labor leaders in North Carolina about the continued need for elected officials to address the triple threats of COVID-19, mass unemployment, and structural racism and to demand that Senator Tillis support the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.

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  • ADVISORY: “Black Workers are Heroes” Press Call June 17, 11am

    On Wednesday, June 17, working people from North Carolina will join with workers in all 50 states to take part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a national day of action calling for policies to confront the three crises facing America: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, and long-standing structural racism.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    The most important things we as labor leaders can do right now are listen to our Black sisters and brothers and work together to strengthen and position our unions to be powerful forces against racism and white supremacy.

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  • State House Republicans Abandon Unemployed North Carolinians

    NC State Representatives Julia Howard and Tim Moore

    We are deeply disappointed that, despite bipartisan support in the state senate, Republicans in the state house refused to accept even small changes in our Unemployment Insurance system that would help the record number of North Carolinians who are out of work during this pandemic.

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  • NC Remembers 178 Workers Who Died on the Job

    The most recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 178 workers were killed in North Carolina in 2018, and many more suffered from occupational diseases. This year, thousands more workers’ lives are being lost to COVID-19 because workers are not getting necessary protections at work—which would save lives and stop the spread of this very contagious virus.

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  • People’s Hearing Brings Workers, Candidates Together to Declare $15 Minimum Wage Central to 2020 Election

    Raising Wages NC coalition held a public hearing at First Baptist Church in downtown Raleigh tonight to bring together dozens of workers and allies from across the state to testify directly to candidates for Governor and the North Carolina General Assembly about what life is like for a working person in North Carolina and the importance of adopting a $15/hr minimum wage statewide for all workers–white, black, and brown.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO Announces Endorsed 2020 Candidates

    The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to announce 16 candidates it has endorsed in the 2020 elections—politicians who are dedicated to fighting for working people.

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  • Union Members Elected to Local Office Across N.C.

    A result of the NC State AFL-CIO’s efforts to build independent political power for working people across North Carolina, we are thrilled to congratulate Yvonne Kinston on her election and five other union members re-elected to local office in 2019.

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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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  • Advisory: Fayetteville Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout (8/17)

    This Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard. Free food, live music, clothing giveaways, vendors, workshops, and kids’ activities, including a bounce house, will be provided.

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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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  • Statement on LSG Sky Chef Workers at CLT Voting Today to Strike

    We call on American Airlines to act now to ensure fair pay and benefits for these workers.

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  • Advisory: Workers’ Bill of Rights Town Hall in Statesville (6/20)

    Too many people work hard but still can’t make ends meet and feel increasingly isolated from one another and ignored by policy makers, especially in our rural counties. This town hall is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard.

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