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  • Labor Unions are for Safety and Creativity

    I do not go around asking people if they believe in God. But I frequently ask people if they believe in labor unions.

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  • Local Labor Movement Hosts 113th Canton Labor Day Parade

    United Steelworkers (USW) Smoky Mountain Local 507, AFL-CIO, CLC proudly hosted the 113th Canton Labor Day Parade, North Carolina’s longest-running Labor Day parade, featuring a float by the Western North Carolina Central Labor Council marshalled by NC State AFL-CIO president MaryBe McMillan.

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  • Introducing the NC Union Jobs Board

    Visitors to ncunionjobs.com will find a list of unionized employers as well as union trade apprenticeship and training programs in North Carolina, the county or counties where these opportunities exist, and information on how to apply.

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  • Labor 2019: Get Ready to Vote Sept. 10th!

    Voters will be headed to the polls for special elections and Charlotte municipal elections on Tuesday, September 10th, elections in which unions of working people have endorsed Dan McCready for Congress in the 9th District, Allen Thomas for Congress in the 3rd District, plus union member Braxton Winston and several others for Charlotte City Council.

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  • Labor Day 2019 in NC

    This Labor Day, workers are winning. Momentum is building. The balance of power is shifting. Across the country, working people are joining the fight for a better deal and a better life.

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  • Advisory: Fayetteville Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout (8/17)

    This Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard. Free food, live music, clothing giveaways, vendors, workshops, and kids’ activities, including a bounce house, will be provided.

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  • Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Host Inaugural NC State Conservation Dinner Nov. 6th in Charlotte

    Act now to join NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan and sponsor a table or reserve seats at our upcoming conservation dinner. Your support is vital to the mission of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and will ensure we raise funds and recruit volunteer skilled labor in order to deliver a hands-on, community-based conservation project that demonstrates solidarity in the outdoors right where you live, work, and recreate.

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  • Charlotte Airline Food Workers vote 100% to Strike When Released

    The unanimous vote calls attention to growing crisis around catering workers’ wages, healthcare amid a booming airline industry.

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  • Sponsor the “House of Labor!”

    The NC State AFL-CIO is exploring options to help establish a sustainable and diverse funding stream that can grow our capacity to execute our vision of building a bigger, more engaged, more powerful labor movement that can win victories for North Carolina working families.

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  • CWA Member Yvonne Kinston Running for Fayetteville City Council

    As part of the NC State AFL-CIO’s ongoing efforts to recruit, train, and elect more union members to office, we are proud to announce that Yvonne Kinston, a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3680, a union of working people in the telecom industry, filed today for Fayetteville City Council District 9.

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  • Statement on LSG Sky Chef Workers at CLT Voting Today to Strike

    We call on American Airlines to act now to ensure fair pay and benefits for these workers.

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  • Advisory: Workers’ Bill of Rights Town Hall in Statesville (6/20)

    Too many people work hard but still can’t make ends meet and feel increasingly isolated from one another and ignored by policy makers, especially in our rural counties. This town hall is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO 62nd Annual Convention, Sept 19-20th

    We are excited to notify you that our 62nd Annual Convention will be held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in our state’s beautiful “Queen City”! We hope you will say “Count me in!” to join us there, Thursday and Friday, September 19-20, 2019.

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  • Help Stamp Out Hunger May 11th

    To take part in the Stamp Out Hunger food drive, leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable foods – such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, rice or cereal – next to your mailbox before the time of regular mail delivery on Saturday, May 11.

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  • Supporters of a $15 Minimum Wage to Hold “NC Pots & Spoons Protest” Outside NCGA

    Raising Wages NC Coalition members to protest lawmakers’ failure to act before the legislative “crossover deadline” expires with novel and noisy demonstration, 10 A.M. Thursday on Jones Street in Raleigh.

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