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  • Executive Paywatch: Average NC CEO Paid 235x Average Worker

    According to the 2021 edition of the Executive Paywatch report released today by the AFL-CIO, the average CEO-to-worker pay ratio at S&P 500 companies in North Carolina was 235:1 in 2020. On average, North Carolina CEOs made $13,302,100 in total compensation in 2020, up from $12,007,943 in 2019. Results once again show massive CEO-to-worker pay disparity and inequality among S&P 500 companies.

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  • Register Now for our Labor Law Part 2 training (7/22)

    Register now for our Labor Law Part 2 Training, Thursday, July 22nd! Learn what every union leader needs to know about Grievance Handling, the Duty of Fair Representation, and Contract Interpretation from our General Counsel Trisha Pande and attorney Mike Okun. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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

    Paid Fall Internship. Apply by July 31st for September 1st through November 30th, 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 $17/hour. The deadline to apply for Fall 2021 is July 31st.

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  • NC AFL-CIO 64th Annual Convention, Oct. 13-15th

    Our 64th Annual Convention will be held at the Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in our state’s charming “Port City”! We hope you will say “Count me in!” to join us there on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (2 1/2 days!) October 13-15, 2021. Registration will begin at 7pm on Tues. (10/12) and continue at 8am on Wed. (10/13). The Annual Convention will convene at 9am on Wed., (10/13).

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  • Trisha Pande Appointed New General Counsel of NC AFL-CIO

    Members of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO Executive Board voted unanimously at the June 2021 meeting to appoint Trisha Pande as the new General Counsel of our state labor federation. Trisha is succeeding Mike Okun, who had been General Counsel since 1978. She is an attorney at the same law firm, Patterson Harkavy LLP in Chapel Hill, NC. Trisha is dedicated to fighting for workers’ rights and primarily represents employees and labor unions.

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  • Register now for our Internal Organizing Training (6/24)

    Register now for our Internal Organizing Training, Thursday, June 24th! Learn how to transform our work to build a stronger labor movement! Discuss ways to grow and strengthen your local union to create long lasting impacts. Train with TJ Marsallo and Patrick Scott of the national AFL-CIO Organizing Institute. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • Register now for our Labor Law Part 1 Training (5/27)

    Register now for our Labor Law Part 1 Training, Thursday, May 27th! NC State AFL-CIO General Counsel Trisha Pande and Mike Okun will share “What union leaders need to know about employment law,” including a section on Privacy at Work. Participants will also receive a resource guide to keep after the training. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • ADVISORY: NC Workers to Hold Memorial Service (4/28)

    On Wednesday, April 28th, North Carolina workers will be joined by faith, community, and labor leaders for a virtual Workers’ Memorial Day service honoring those who have died or suffered illnesses or injuries while on the job. Workers and leaders will share personal experiences and call for stronger worker protections in North Carolina and across the country. Speakers will include Reverend Jennifer Copeland of the NC Council of Churches, Rabbi Salem Pearce with the Carolina Jews for Justice, and NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan among others.

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  • NC Workers’ Memorial Day 2021

    North Carolina workers will be joined by faith, community, and labor leaders online April 28th for a Workers’ Memorial Day service honoring those who have died or suffered illnesses or injuries while on the job and to renew the promise of safe jobs for all by passing the PRO Act.

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  • Register now for our Public Speaking/Media Training (4/22)

    Register now for our Public Speaking & Media Spokespeople Training, Thursday, April 22nd! We will educate educate participants on best practices for public speaking and how to effectively serve as a media spokesperson for their local union and/or CLC. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • We Stand with the Duke University Press Workers Union

    We commend the people of the Duke University Press Workers Union for exercising their freedom to join together in union so they too can know the power, protection, and hope that comes from having a union contract, and we call on Duke University to immediately recognize their union and begin collective bargaining.

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  • Charlotte Area Unions to Host Vaccination Event (4/23)

    Ironworkers Local 848 and the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council are partnering with Novant Health to bring a vaccination event to union members and essential workers in the greater Charlotte area. The event is planned for Friday April 23rd. Priority appointments will be allotted to union members who complete this survey.

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  • Comic Book Answers: Why do workers need a new ‘Bill of Rights’?

    A comic book developed by the North Carolina State AFL-CIO aims to answer the question of why we need a new ‘Bill of Rights’ in this country to turn the tide of economic and societal forces back in favor of working people during the pandemic and beyond.

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  • Join our Congressional Town Hall with Deborah Ross and Kathy Manning (4/8)

    Union members and their families will have an opportunity to hear directly from newly elected North Carolina members of Congress Rep. Deborah Ross and Rep. Kathy Manning in a virtual town hall Thursday, April 8th at 6 PM.

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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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