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  • NC AFL-CIO Holds Congressional Candidates Town Hall

    Over 120 people gathered in a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 30th for a virtual town hall hosted by the NC State AFL-CIO for union members, retirees, and their families to hear from candidates running for US House in districts around the state. The hour-long event highlighted the need for safe workplaces during the Covid-19 pandemic and the struggle that essential workers face balancing their livelihoods and health.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Political Intern for Fall 2020!

    We’re looking for young people with imagination, smarts, energy, grit, and the skills and drive to help us win victories for working people this November as our paid POLITICAL campaign intern. Pay is $16/hour. The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 is Friday, July 31st.

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  • Black Workers, Labor Leaders Urge Senator Tillis to Support the HEROES Act

    In “Workers First Caravans” rolling out across the country, union members are raising their voice to call for racial and economic justice, including this morning on a press call with Black frontline workers and labor leaders in North Carolina about the continued need for elected officials to address the triple threats of COVID-19, mass unemployment, and structural racism and to demand that Senator Tillis support the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.

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  • ADVISORY: “Black Workers are Heroes” Press Call June 17, 11am

    On Wednesday, June 17, working people from North Carolina will join with workers in all 50 states to take part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a national day of action calling for policies to confront the three crises facing America: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, and long-standing structural racism.

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  • Virtual Town Hall with NC Congressional Candidates

    Working people will have an opportunity to hear directly from NC Congressional Candidates in a virtual town hall Thursday, June 30th at 6 PM. NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan will join labor-endorsed candidates for a discussion about the challenges North Carolina workers face today and the policies that can bring us to a more just and sustainable economy!

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  • NC AFL-CIO Statement on the Murder of George Floyd and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    The most important things we as labor leaders can do right now are listen to our Black sisters and brothers and work together to strengthen and position our unions to be powerful forces against racism and white supremacy.

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  • North Carolina Labor History Revealed

    The North Carolina State AFL-CIO produced and unveiled this exhibit at its 60th Annual Convention in September 2017 and is making it available to libraries, museums, union halls, and other public spaces so people today can learn about the struggles and victories their fellow North Carolinians encountered on the road to secure our freedom to join together in the workplace for a better life.

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  • How to Thank Frontline Workers

    We are asking for your help to thank all the frontline essential workers who deliver our mail and packages, who pick, process, and stock our food, who transport us and protect our safety, who take care of us when we are sick. These workers are risking their lives to take care of us so let’s show them some love.

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  • State House Republicans Abandon Unemployed North Carolinians

    NC State Representatives Julia Howard and Tim Moore

    We are deeply disappointed that, despite bipartisan support in the state senate, Republicans in the state house refused to accept even small changes in our Unemployment Insurance system that would help the record number of North Carolinians who are out of work during this pandemic.

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  • NC Remembers 178 Workers Who Died on the Job

    The most recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 178 workers were killed in North Carolina in 2018, and many more suffered from occupational diseases. This year, thousands more workers’ lives are being lost to COVID-19 because workers are not getting necessary protections at work—which would save lives and stop the spread of this very contagious virus.

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  • Workers’ Memorial Day During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    How many more workers have to get sick and die before the Department of Labor steps up? Let’s send a message this Workers’ Memorial Day, Tuesday, April 28th, that safe jobs are essential for all workers!

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  • COVID-19 Update on Unemployment Insurance

    President MaryBe McMillan talks to Trisha Pande, our counsel with Patterson Harkavy, LLP, about unemployment benefits available to NC workers during the pandemic.

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  • A Message of Solidarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    “Our union makes us strong. It gives us hope.” Listen to this message of solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic from our president, MaryBe McMillan.

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  • COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for NC Workers

    Resource guides and fact sheets for North Carolina workers, policy recommendations for state and local responses, and opportunities to take action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Workers Testify to Candidates About Need for $15 Minimum Wage in NC

    “The conditions we live and work under are set by those in power, and working people have the power to rewrite the rules by raising the minimum wage and protecting our freedom to join together,” said state AFL-CIO president MaryBe McMillan. “This is a fight for a better future in the state we are proud to call our home.”

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