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  • Register now for our COVID Safety Campaigns training (3/25)

    Register now for our COVID Safety Training, Thursday, March 25th! We will educate participants on COVID safety standards and how to react to violations. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • Register now for our 2021 NC Labor Virtual Lobby Training (2/25)

    Register now for our 2021 NC Labor Virtual Lobby Training, Thursday, February 25th! During the training, we will educate participants on the current political landscape in NC and give you the opportunity and tools to lobby for key policies or on behalf of your own local’s issues. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • A Workers First Agenda for North Carolina

    Our priority is ensuring that working people receive adequate resources to survive the pandemic. Ultimately, however, we want working families to do more than just survive. Beyond the pandemic, we want working people to be able to thrive. It is time to put workers first, just as they have done for all of us during this unprecedented crisis.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Intern for Summer 2021!

    We’re looking for young people with imagination, smarts, energy, grit, and the skills and drive to help us build power for working people in North Carolina as our paid intern. Pay is $16/hour. The deadline to apply for Summer 2021 is Friday, April 30th.

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  • PRO Act is a Game-Changer for North Carolina Workers

    All working people should have the freedom to join together in unions and collectively negotiate for better, safer working conditions. We strongly urge every member of our congressional delegation to sponsor the PRO Act and fight for its passage.

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  • REPORT: Empowering NC’s Department of Labor to Protect Working Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    With Josh Dobson taking office as North Carolina’s new Labor Commissioner in 2021, NCDOL has an opportunity to modernize its systems and take proactive steps to more effectively protect the state’s workers, responsible employers, and the economy during the pandemic and beyond.

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans Hiring NC Field Consultant

    The ARA is hiring a field consultant to work in North Carolina with the Alliance for Retired Americans National Field Staff and North Carolina Alliance leadership to grow the North Carolina Alliance financial base through organizing and fundraising activity.

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  • Count Me In! What We Accomplished in 2020

    Thank you for all you did during a difficult year. In a time of unprecedented challenge, our unions stepped up to serve our citizens and to protect our members. Amid it all, we mobilized for a critical election, and we celebrated the largest union organizing victory in the South in over a decade.

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  • As Election Results Come In, We Need to Count Every Vote

    Elections are a process, and that process does not end until we have certified the results and sworn in the leaders that the voters have chosen in a peaceful transfer of power. This is the way American democracy has worked since the first presidential election ended in 1789, through the Civil War, the Great Depression, and two World Wars. It may take longer this year to obtain all the results, but the people of the American labor movement remain committed to seeing democracy endure.

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  • Election Explainer – NC Labor Commissioner

    For two decades, the health, safety, and wages of workers in North Carolina have all been neglected by the agency that sets standards for how employers treat and compensate their workers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, things have only gotten worse. The good news is that we have the power to elect a new Labor Commissioner this year, and unions of working people have endorsed Jessica Holmes.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Endorses 2020 Judicial Candidates

    Judicial races receive far less attention than the higher-profile races that appear higher on the ballot, but North Carolina’s judicial branch makes decisions that affect the lives of our state’s workers and our state’s democracy.

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  • NC Workers Call on Tillis to Put Working Families Ahead of Politics

    Photo of Thom Tillis by Gage Skidmore

    Workers are calling on Thom Tillis to stop putting Mitch McConnell’s priorities, including ramming through a Supreme Court nomination, ahead of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians who face unemployment, foreclosure and other serious economic consequences due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • Recap: NC State AFL-CIO’s 63rd Annual Convention

    Our 63rd Annual Convention was unlike any other! The 2-day event held at home featured inspiring speeches by Governor Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, CWA Secretary-Treasurer Sara Seffens, USW International VP Fred Redmond, and Jessica Holmes, our outstanding candidate for NC Labor Commissioner. The convention also celebrated the recent organizing victory of nurses in Asheville and the hard fought and successful strike of UAW members at General Motors last year.

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  • Voting by Mail in North Carolina: A Guide

    North Carolina union members and voters across the state are turning to safe and secure absentee ballots for the November election in increasing numbers this year because of the pandemic. Over 950,000 voters in our state have requested absentee ballots, more than 12 times the numbers in 2016, and over 150,000 ballots have been cast by mail already this year.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO Holds 63rd Annual Convention @ Home

    The NC State AFL-CIO’s 63rd Annual Convention was held online this year via Zoom, Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th. The two-day convention brought together labor, community, and political leaders from across the state to discuss ways to fight for a better future through organizing, political power, and community building.

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