October 11, 2018
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The movie 9 to 5 came out when I was in sixth grade. It was a hit, even in West Texas. The decade that was the 80s was full of “Work Bitch” songs – beats to sweat off the toxic stress of the union-busting Reagan era. But no “Eye of the Tiger” could compare with the thrill of the fight that Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda carried out together on screen.
If you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, then you might know that we kicked off a new storytelling project last week — something different from anything we’ve done before. This new project will showcase the amazing North Carolina union workers who help make America work!
For over forty years now, successive generations of millworkers and members of United Steelworkers Smoky Mountain Local 507 have used their freedom to join together in union to organize and ensure shared prosperity in the tiny mountain town of Canton, North Carolina.
Worker organizing past and present is the cover story of the Labor Day 2018 issue of Creative Loafing Charlotte, featuring quotes from North Carolina State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan, IBEW Local 379 President and state AFL-CIO Vice President Scott Thrower, and Ben Lee, chairman of the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee.
Join world-renowned author and poet, Sandra Cisneros, at NC State University on August 2nd for a public reading followed by a lively discussion on the experience of working class immigrants in the US today. This event is FREE and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to support farm workers and their union, FLOC.
On July 25th, AFGE members across the country are taking a stand against the union-busting, democracy-busting executive orders. AFGE Local 1738 is sponsoring a bus to take members, their friends and families, and other community supporters to join the rally in DC. If you can we’re asking you to come to DC on the 25th to join us or host an event at home. Use the hashtag #RedForFeds when showing your support on social media!
UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry will receive the 2018 P.R. Latta Rank-and-File Award for his lifetime of service building the power of North Carolina’s labor movement at our 61st Annual Convention banquet on Thursday, September 20th in Raleigh.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a dangerous track record of protecting the privileges of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of working people.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.