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  • Labor Update: Week of December 11, 2017

    Weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.

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  • Workers’ Forum Convenes to Discuss Making Durham a “Union Town”

    Before closing, forum organizers distributed placards that read “Durham Works Because We Do!” and called on attendees to consider the creation of the Workers’ Rights Commission as just one step in making Durham a “Union Town” — a city where workers’ power is taken seriously.

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  • Twitter Power Academy: FREE Intro Webinar Jan. 10th

    Sign up for a free 30-minute intro session at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 10th that will highlight the past effectiveness and future utility of Twitter organizing in North Carolina.

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  • FLOC Sues N.C. to Restore Rights Taken from 100,000 Workers

    Members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), which represents thousands of seasonal farm workers, have gone to court over a state law that stripped 100,000 people working on North Carolina farms of their constitutional rights.

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  • “Fair Courts” Events Happening Across North Carolina

    Attend one of these 90-minute town halls, hosted by Progress NC and NC Voters for Clean Elections, where local legislators and other experts will be invited to address our community’s concerns, and we’ll provide the latest ways to help you fight back for fair courts. 

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  • Unions of Working People Join Forces to Save TPS

    UNITE HERE, IUPAT, Bricklayers, UFCW, and the Iron Workers publicly launched Working Families United today, an immigrant worker advocacy coalition that will be running a nearly million–dollar campaign to extend Temporary Protective Status in the coming weeks. The partner unions represent tens of thousands of TPS union workers in hospitality, construction, and trades who would lose their legal worker status if TPS is not renewed.

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  • Labor-Endorsed Candidates Win Local Elections Across N.C.

    Union member Braxton Winston II elected to Charlotte City Council; Union-backed mayors win in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh

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  • North Carolina Well Represented at National AFL-CIO Convention

    North Carolina was well represented at the 2017 AFL-CIO convention with speeches, remarks, or panel presentations by state federation president MaryBe McMillan, AFGE national president and state fed vice president J. David Cox Sr., Triangle Labor Council treasurer and North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) executive director Melvin Montford, and IATSE Local 322 stagehand and labor-endorsed Charlotte City Council candidate Braxton Winston II.

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  • Our Candidate Guide for Local Elections, Nov. 7, 2017

    Several union members are running for office in local elections that will be decided Nov. 7, 2017, including Braxton Winston II, a member of IATSE Local 322 in Charlotte. How you vote is a personal decision, but we hope you’ll back Braxton and these other candidates.

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  • “Does My Vote Matter?” Read the Latest Report by Working America

    Since the 2016 election, Working America has mobilized its canvassing operation to get to the bottom of what happened by having face-to-face conversations with voters on their doorsteps. Their latest “Front Porch Focus Group” report delves into why turnout among African-Americans dropped last year and what that could mean for mid-term elections in 2018.

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  • Knocking on Labor’s Door Reading by Lane Windham, Oct. 26th at The Regulator in Durham

    Lane Windham will read from her new book, Knocking on Labor’s Door, at 7 pm on Thursday, October 26 at The Regulator, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC.

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  • Runaway Inequality Presented by Les Leopold in Wilmington [Full Video]

    You can now watch the full video of Les Leopold’s presentation at the International Longshoremen Local 1426’s hall about Runaway Inequality, his latest book which answers the question, “What happened to the American Dream?”

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  • 60th Annual Convention Recap

    More than 200 delegates and guests gathered for our 60th Annual Convention in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Sept. 13-15th to elect a new president and new executive board, hear from inspiring speakers, participate in skill-building workshops and movement-building breakout sessions, honor James Andrews and North Carolina’s rich labor history, and adopt new resolutions to guide the organization over the coming year.

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  • A Tribute to James Andrews, President Emeritus

    In honor of now President Emeritus James Andrews, who retired at our 60th Annual Convention last month from a career in the labor movement that spanned four decades, we interviewed some of his friends and colleagues for this video tribute.

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  • North Carolina’s Labor Federation Elects First Woman President

    MaryBe McMillian becomes the first woman to lead the North Carolina labor movement after being unanimously elected President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO during the 60th Annual Convention that wrapped up today.

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