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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Intern for Spring 2022!

    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 Spring 2022 is November 27th.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Convention Brings 3 Days of Solidarity to Wilmington

    The convention brought together more than 300 labor leaders from across North Carolina for three days of speeches, discussions, and workshops to create a better future through organizing, political power, and building solidarity through racial justice. This year’s convention also included the election of NC State AFL-CIO leadership to new 4-year terms and a forum for U.S. Senate candidates to answer tough questions about their commitment to empowering working people.

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  • BURNED ALIVE: NC Workplace Safety in Focus at Town Hall

    Over 150 people joined the first-ever North Carolina Worker Safety Town Hall, September 28th. During the online event, workers shared powerful testimonies about workplace safety issues in their respective industries and advocated for better enforcement priorities, as North Carolina ranks as the worst state for workers (Oxfam, 2021), to newly elected NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, who was in attendance to hear their concerns. The town hall was hosted on Zoom and broadcast live on Facebook.

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  • ADVISORY: Workers Safety Town Hall with Josh Dobson, NCDOL (Sept. 28th)

    Join the NC Worker Safety Town Hall on Sept. 28th from 6:30 to 8pm. During the online event, workers will share their stories and testify about workplace safety issues in their respective industries and advocate for better enforcement priorities to newly elected NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, who will be in attendance to hear concerns. The town hall will be hosted virtually on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.

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  • Join the NC Workers Safety Town Hall (9/28)

    Join us for a North Carolina Workers Safety Town Hall on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30 to 8pm to hear from and share testimonies with other workers around safety issues in our industries. NCDOL Commissioner Josh Dobson will be in attendance to hear your concerns. This event will be completely online, hosted on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live.

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  • NC AFL-CIO on Historic Results of AFL-CIO Leadership Election

    “Today’s election signals a commitment from the AFL-CIO that our leaders should look more like our membership.”

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  • Wilmington Labor Day Festival Set for Sept. 4th

    Join the Southeastern NC Central Labor Council on Saturday, September 4th at the MLK Community Center in Wilmington for food, music, and family fun at their first ever Labor Day Festival!

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  • NC AFL-CIO Mourns Passing of Richard Trumka

    Today we commit to honoring Pres. Trumka’s legacy by continuing to fight for better policies for working people including the PRO Act. Pres. Trumka made it clear that all working people deserve dignity and respect on the job. We will keep fighting to make Pres. Trumka’s vision a reality so that all workers earn family-sustaining wages, work in safe conditions, and have a collective voice on the job.

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  • You’re Invited to the Charlotte Labor Day Family Picnic! (9/6)

    Please join us, Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council, and IBEW Local Union 379 to celebrate labor’s historic fight for working folks by gathering together for food and fellowship at the Labor Day Family Picnic! We will have burgers, dogs, vegan options, prizes, games, a dunk tank, and an empty cooler if you want to BYOB.

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  • Register Now for our Social Media Training (8/26)

    Register now for our Social Media Training, Thursday, August 26th! Learn about building power and community online; understanding how to use Facebook vs Twitter vs Instagram differently and effectively; informing, inspiring, and organizing your members online; turning followers into activists; and what’s up with TikTok!

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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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  • 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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