• COVID-19 Pandemic: Resources for NC Workers

    Resource guides and fact sheets for North Carolina workers, policy recommendations for state and local responses, and opportunities to take action during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Workers Testify to Candidates About Need for $15 Minimum Wage in NC

    “The conditions we live and work under are set by those in power, and working people have the power to rewrite the rules by raising the minimum wage and protecting our freedom to join together,” said state AFL-CIO president MaryBe McMillan. “This is a fight for a better future in the state we are proud to call our home.”

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  • 5 Arrested as Dozens of Airline Catering Workers Protest at CLT

    Five people were arrested and dozens of workers protested at Charlotte Douglas International Airport as part of national day of action on Valentine’s Day calling on airlines like American, Delta, and United to take action to end poverty and unaffordable health care in the airline catering industry

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  • NC Labor 2020 Voter Guide

    How you vote is a personal decision, but unions of working people like yours did the research, conducted interviews, and recommend these candidates in the March 3, 2020 primary election.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Intern for Summer 2020!

    We’re looking for young people with imagination, smarts, energy, grit, and the skills and drive to help us win victories for working as our paid intern. Pay is $16/hour. The deadline to apply for Summer 2020 is Friday, May 1st.

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  • Statewide Coalition To Hold “$15 for NC: A People’s Hearing” with 2020 Candidates

    Dozens of workers and allies from across the state will give focused, passionate testimonies about the effects of a $7.25 minimum wage and advocate for a $15 minimum wage law covering all workers, including historically excluded workers at this public hearing on February 13th in Raleigh.

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  • Read Our 2019 Year-End Legislative Report

    The 2019 Long Session of the General Assembly’s 2019-2020 Session was indeed a very long one, beginning in January and adjourning in mid-November. For the first time in memory the session extended beyond our annual convention in September. Over 1700 bills were introduced, and we kept an eye on more than 150 bills that related to work or election law in some way.

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  • Count Me In: What We Accomplished in 2019

    In 2019, we continued to advance our goal of winning better policies for working people. Together we win, so we hope you will say “Count Me In!” to mobilize your members, elect union-endorsed candidates, and work to build a bigger, more engaged, more powerful labor movement.

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  • Jessica Holmes is the Fighter We Need as NC Labor Commissioner

    In 2020, North Carolina citizens have the opportunity, in Jessica Holmes, to vote for someone who will be a true champion of working people as their next Commissioner of Labor. After years of neglect under Cherie Berry, Jessica Holmes is the fighter we need leading the North Carolina Department of Labor.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO Announces Endorsed 2020 Candidates

    The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to announce 16 candidates it has endorsed in the 2020 elections—politicians who are dedicated to fighting for working people.

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  • Advanced Labor School Returns March 17-20, 2020

    Advanced Labor School is for graduates of Carolina Labor School and local union leaders who want a deeper understanding of labor law, workers’ compensation, collective bargaining, FMLA, grievances and arbitration, and duty-of-fair-representation in a “right-to-work” state.

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  • Rocky Mount Telegram: Farmworker Pay Fight Intensifies

    “No company should limit who you can talk to. Those days have ended. Workers are no one’s property, they are human beings. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office has a decision to make: will they be complicit in harassing and prohibiting workers from defending their rights or will they defend and protect the people?”

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  • Union Members Elected to Local Office Across N.C.

    A result of the NC State AFL-CIO’s efforts to build independent political power for working people across North Carolina, we are thrilled to congratulate Yvonne Kinston on her election and five other union members re-elected to local office in 2019.

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  • 62nd Annual Convention Honors Power of Working People

    We kicked off our 62nd Annual Convention in Charlotte, Thursday, Sept. 19. The two-day convention brought together labor, community, and political leaders from across the state to discuss ways to fight for a better future through organizing, political power, and community building.

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  • NC Labor 2019 Voter Guide

    How you vote is a personal decision, but unions of working people like yours did the research, conducted interviews, and recommend these in the Oct. 8th and Nov. 5th municipal elections.

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