December 31, 2018
Our movement had much to celebrate in 2018. From the teachers’ strikes to the massive defeat of right to work in Missouri to victories on Election Day, working people are standing together, and we are winning.
Non-tenure-track faculty at Elon University have taken the first public steps to exercise their freedom to join together in union and collectively negotiate a union contract for fair wages, job security, and more transparency in salary and promotion decisions made by university officials.
Our 2019 Labor Legislative Conference (LLC) will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC on February 12-13, 2019. This conference combines training on our legislative agenda with a Labor Lobby Day to advocate for working people.
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.
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.