March 12, 2018
Our weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.
NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan will receive the Labor Leader Award, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan will deliver the keynote address when the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute hosts its 44th Asa Philip Randolph Annual Education Awards Banquet and Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 14th in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Carolina Labor School will return Sunday, July 8 for 6 days of labor education, skill building, and solidarity bonding at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Registration is open to members of any NC State AFL-CIO affiliate.
Jess Issacharoff, a Ph.D. candidate at Duke University and member of the Duke Graduate Students Union, SEIU, says labor unions ought to look the the South for inspiration in the fight to secure fair wages and our freedom to organize.
SMART Union member and CATS bus driver Debra Franklin is getting recognition for giving back to the Queen City community.
Interfaith Worker Justice recently published a report following a four-month international investigation into Mondelēz outsourcing of good, family-sustaining jobs to Mexico where workers only make about a dollar an hour.
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME later this month, North Carolina State House Representative Pricey Harrison wrote an excellent defense of our freedom to join in strong unions for an op-ed published recently by the Greensboro News & Record.
On February 24, join thousands of working people and our allies standing up for our freedoms and demanding an end to a system that’s rigged against us. Here’s why that matters and how you can help!
A new Twitter training series will equip organizers, staff, and activists with tools and know how to shape news coverage, recruit influential allies to our causes, and hold elected officials accountable — but only if affiliates and community allies enroll 50 people by March 7th.
Clergy, members of community & civic organizations, labor advocates, public servants, and private citizens held a sidewalk rally with striking Border Rebar workers outside the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) this afternoon to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.
Striking workers who have been injured and abused on the job will hold a sidewalk rally outside North Carolina Department of Transportation headquarters on Monday, Feb. 12th, to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.
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.