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  • We Stand in Solidarity with N.C. Teachers and School Employees

    Our students deserve better, and by standing up and standing together, we will ensure they get better.

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  • N.C. Unions Help Deliver Food for Wake County Students Ahead of May 16th Advocacy Day

    The NC State AFL-CIO delivered four pallets of food donated by the Food Bank and sorted into 500 “weekend packs” to Ligon Middle School in Raleigh for distribution by Wake County teachers to students in need across Wake County today.

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  • Family Members Help Mark Workers’ Memorial Day 2018

    The mother of one of 174 people who died on the job in North Carolina in 2016 spoke to reporters and community members at a Workers’ Memorial Day service outside the Old State Capitol last Friday where attendees rang a memorial bell 174 times and called on the N.C. Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace fatalities and to show respect to the victims’ families.

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  • Attend Raising Wages #15forNC Lobby Day May 22nd

    On May 22nd, the Raising Wages NC coalition is hosting a statewide lobby day to put our elected officials on notice that the time is now for state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage for North Carolina’s working families to $15 an hour.

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  • Community to Honor 174 People Who Died on the Job in 2016

    Local workers, labor and faith leaders, and family members will gather Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for an annual interfaith Workers’ Memorial Day service to ring a bell 174 times in remembrance of the 174 people known to have died on the job in 2016 — 24 more than the year before — and to call on the N.C. Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace fatalities.

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  • Labor Update for April 16, 2018

    Our weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.

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  • Remember the Dead at 2018 Workers Memorial Day Service

    Join us at 10 AM Friday, April 27th in Raleigh for a press conference and memorial service during which participants will toll a bell 174 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2016 – and will call for the state Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.

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  • NC Labor 2018 Voter Guide

    If you are looking for election-related videos and print material – including slates and flyers, voter tools and election info, and important dates and times – you have come to the right place!

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  • Labor Update for Week of April 9, 2018

    Our weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.

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  • Calls for Winston-Salem to Adopt $15 Family Wage for City Workers

    Winston-Salem faith, labor, and community members are continuing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s fight for the full freedom of all working people by calling on the City to follow the lead of Greensboro and other NC municipalities in adopting a $15 per hour family wage for city workers.

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  • We’re Hiring a Paid Intern for Summer 2018!

    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 summer intern. Pay is $15/hour. The deadline to apply for summer 2018 is Friday, April 20th.

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  • “Wisdom of Women” Seminar Coming to Greensboro April 14th

    NC Council of Churches 2018 Critical Issues Seminar will be held in Greensboro and will focus on women. Founder and former Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (and state supreme court candidate) Anita Earles will be speaking, and workshops will cover topics such as the the Equal Rights Amendment, sexual harassment in the workplace, and building interracial solidarity among women.

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  • Labor Update for April 2, 2018

    Our weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.

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  • Winston-Salem Day of Dignity and Respect (April 4th)

    Join Winston-Salem faith leaders, Working America, city workers, and community members as we rally to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of championing working people’s rights, April 4th at 6:00p.

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  • Farm Laborers Launch Boycott of Reynolds VUSE e-Cigs

    Until Reynolds signs an agreement guaranteeing farmworkers freedom of association and the right to collectively negotiate for safe and humane working and living conditions and for a fair return on their work, join us in boycotting the VUSE e-cigarette brand!

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