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  • Advanced Labor School Returns April 4-6th

    We are excited to announce the return of ADVANCED Labor School, Tuesday, April 4th through Thursday, April 6th at Teamsters Local 391 in Raleigh! Registration is open to Carolina Labor School alumni and local union leaders only, and space will be limited to 40 students who register by March 24th.

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  • Member Spotlight: Scott Mullins (IAFF)

    North Carolina currently doesn’t allow public sector workers like me to have union contracts, but it’s still worth fighting together in unions to improve safety and pay for the benefit of our families. Even without collective bargaining, unions like mine can make a difference. No one is going to look out for fire fighters like we do, and when we work together, we’re able to make gains, especially locally.

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  • Count Me In! What We Did Together in 2022

    In 2022, record numbers of workers unionized including many from the mountains to the sea in North Carolina. We organized at the workplace and at the ballot box, helping to elect labor champions. Read about what we did together in North Carolina in 2022, a year that made it clear there is power in a union.

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  • Nurses Leading the Way in Labor’s “Southern Revival”

    Read about how Nurses at Mission Hospital are leading the way in growing North Carolina’s labor movement and showing what solidarity looks like in our state.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Statement About 2022 Midterm Election Results

    The fight to build a better future for North Carolina’s working families continues! Read our statement about the 2022 midterm election results.

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  • Next NC Labor Legislative Conference Set for February 2023

    Our 2023 Labor Legislative Conference will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel on Wednesday and Thursday, February 8-9, 2023. This conference combines training on our legislative agenda with a Labor Lobby Day to advocate for working people. Book your hotel stay by January 6th to get our group rate.

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  • NC Labor 2022 Endorsement Slates Available

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    How you vote is a personal decision, but your union did the research on where each candidate stands on the issues that matter to members and believes these candidates are the best choices for working people. Vote early now until November 5th or vote on Election Day, November 8th.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Policy Intern for Spring 2023!

    NC State AFL-CIO Spring 2023 paid internship, apply by November 30th for January 17th to May 12th, 2023

    The Spring 2023 internship period runs January 17th through May 12th, depending on job performance and budget. We encourage women and people of color to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 30th.

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  • Joint Statement with Wiley Nickel About the Start of Early Voting

    We are excited to begin casting our ballots for pro-worker champions like Wiley Nickel, Cheri Beasley, and others who will stand alongside working people in our fight for higher wages, safer workplaces, and stronger labor rights!

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  • 65th Annual Convention Recap: Building Power for Working People

    For the 65th year in a row, hundreds of North Carolina’s union members, labor leaders, and elected officials came together at the Annual Convention of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO to say “count me in” to build power for working people through organizing, mobilizing, and voting together for a better life. 

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  • Cheri Beasley, MaryBe McMillan Release Statement In Honor of Labor Day 

    “Today we take the time to acknowledge and thank the working people in our country who are the backbone of our economy. North Carolinians across this state are working hard to care for their families and keep our state moving forward, and I promise to continue fighting alongside you,” said Cheri Beasley.

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  • Member Spotlight: Margaret Summers (NATCA)

    Our union has a motto for the retirees: “union passion never retires.” So while I am retired, I’m still involved with NATCA on a national level and with the local union in Raleigh. Having a union job gave me the security and safety to do my job well, but it also gave me a sense of camaraderie with the people I work with. Staying involved lets me give back to our union and to all working people, and I want to do what I can to support the community that has supported me. 

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  • Congrats to the Carolina Labor School Class of 2022!

    Approximately 75 members from unions of working people across North Carolina – including letter carriers and auto workers, glass makers and pipefitters, steelworkers, bus operators, airport workers, and others – formed the Class of 2022 at Carolina Labor School held at UNC Wilmington last week.

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  • Member Spotlight: Melissa Reyes (IBEW)

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    Our union is changing big-time, and that’s what motivates me. When I was in the apprenticeship program, I was the only woman in the program all four years. We’re intentionally working to become more diverse by opening up the doors for everybody because we are the future of the labor movement.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Holds Labor 2022 Skills Building Training

    On June 21st, facilitators from the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute and NC A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) held an online training to give union activists a chance to practice and polish their organizing skills, starting with having the conversations that will be essential to a successful Labor 2022 member-to-member political education program this year.

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