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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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  • Register now for our 2021 NC Labor Virtual Lobby Training (2/25)

    Register now for our 2021 NC Labor Virtual Lobby Training, Thursday, February 25th! During the training, we will educate participants on the current political landscape in NC and give you the opportunity and tools to lobby for key policies or on behalf of your own local’s issues. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • A Workers First Agenda for North Carolina

    Our priority is ensuring that working people receive adequate resources to survive the pandemic. Ultimately, however, we want working families to do more than just survive. Beyond the pandemic, we want working people to be able to thrive. It is time to put workers first, just as they have done for all of us during this unprecedented crisis.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Intern for Summer 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 $16/hour. The deadline to apply for Summer 2021 is Friday, April 30th.

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  • PRO Act is a Game-Changer for North Carolina Workers

    All working people should have the freedom to join together in unions and collectively negotiate for better, safer working conditions. We strongly urge every member of our congressional delegation to sponsor the PRO Act and fight for its passage.

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  • REPORT: Empowering NC’s Department of Labor to Protect Working Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    With Josh Dobson taking office as North Carolina’s new Labor Commissioner in 2021, NCDOL has an opportunity to modernize its systems and take proactive steps to more effectively protect the state’s workers, responsible employers, and the economy during the pandemic and beyond.

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans Hiring NC Field Consultant

    The ARA is hiring a field consultant to work in North Carolina with the Alliance for Retired Americans National Field Staff and North Carolina Alliance leadership to grow the North Carolina Alliance financial base through organizing and fundraising activity.

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