December 26, 2022
Dear Labor Leaders and Union Members,
In 2022, record numbers of workers joined together in unions. Baristas at the Starbucks in Boone and Wilmington, reporters at the Charlotte Observer, healthcare providers at eight clinics in central North Carolina, and mental health counselors at a non-profit in Asheville are a few of the workers who recently won unions.
This year, we organized at the workplace and at the ballot box. As part of Labor 2022, we knocked 63 thousand doors and made over 41 thousand calls. We held our largest labor walk ever with AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler. And thanks to your efforts, we elected 71% of our endorsed candidates, including Braxton Winston, member of IATSE Local 322, who is now Mayor Pro Tem of Charlotte!
We held our first Carolina Labor School since the pandemic, we conducted racial justice and skill building trainings with unions around the state, and we held a successful 65th annual convention.
Together we win so thank you all for saying “count me in” to build power for working people in North Carolina. We look forward to working with you to win victories in 2023 and beyond.