September 2, 2019
I do not go around asking people if they believe in God. But I frequently ask people if they believe in labor unions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The unanimous vote calls attention to growing crisis around catering workers’ wages, healthcare amid a booming airline industry.
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.
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.
We call on American Airlines to act now to ensure fair pay and benefits for these workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.