There is more than one way to join the labor movement!

People who want to work in union and have a collectively negotiated contract that secures their right to a good job with fair wages, quality health care, safety on the job, and a collective voice in the workplace can either exercise their freedom to join together and get organized or go to work at an already unionized employer.

Below is a list of some unionized employers and union trade apprenticeship and training programs in North Carolina, the county or counties where these opportunities exist, and information on how to apply.

Call us at 919-833-6678 or email for information on how to contact individual unions if you would like to learn more about the opportunities below before applying.

Click here if you would like to talk to a union organizer about unionizing your current workplace in North Carolina.

Visit for a list of staffing opportunities at unions of working people in North Carolina and elsewhere.

AFGE 1738federal employeesVeterans Administrationjobs / federal governmentCabarrus, DurhamLink
AFGE 3347federal employeesEnvironmental Protection Agencyjobs / federal governmentDurhamLink
AFGE 3509federal employeesSocial Security Administrationjobs / federal governmentMaconLink
AFSCME 77state, county, municipal employeesDuke University / Duke Hospitaljobs / food service and housekeepingDurhamLink
ATU 128transit workersAsheville Rides Transit (ART)jobs / bus operators, maintenance, serviceBuncombeLink
ATU 1328transit workersGo Raleighjobs / bus operators, maintenance, utility workWakeLink
BAC 8bricklayersvariesapprenticeship / masonryStatewideLink
BCTGM 103bakersBimbo Bakeriesjobs / food processingGastonLink
BCTGM 176Ttobacco workersLiggett Tobaccojobs / tobacco productionAlamanceLink
BCTGM 192Ttobacco workersCommon Wealth Brandsjobs / tobacco productionRockinghamLink
BCTGM 270Ttobacco workersAlliance One Internationaljobs / tobacco productionWilson, PittLink
BCTGM 317Ttobacco workersITG Brandsjobs / tobacco productionGuilfordLink
CWAairline workersAmerican Airlinesjobs / airline reservationsForsythLink
IAMAW 350machinistsSpirit Aerosystemsjobs / aircraft assemblyLenoirLink
IATSE 278stage employeesvariestraining / stage productionBuncombeLink
IATSE 322stage employeesvariestraining / stage productionMecklenburgLink
IATSE 417stage employeesvariestraining / stage productionDurham, Wake, CumberlandLink
IATSE 491studio mechanicsvariestraining / film and television productionNew HanoverLink
IATSE 574stage employeesvariestraining / stage productionGuilfordLink
IATSE 635stage employeesvariestraining / stage productionForsythLink
IBEW 1902electrical workersDuke Energyjobs / electricalLink
IBEW 0238electrical workersvariesapprenticeship / electricalBuncombeLink
IBEW 0342electrical workersvariesapprenticeship / electricalAlamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Moore, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes, YadkinLink
IBEW 0379electrical workersvariesapprenticeship / electricalMecklenburgLink
IBEW 0495electrical workersvariesapprenticeship / electricalNew HanoverLink
IBEW 0553electrical workersvariesapprenticeship / electricalDurham, WakeLink
IBEW 0080electrical workersvariesapprenticeship / electricalApply
IBT 61teamstersUPSjobs / shipping and logisticsLink
IBT 61teamstersUPS Freightjobs / freight shippingLink
IBT 61teamstersABF Freightjobs / freight shippingLink
IBT 61teamstersALSCO Linenjobs / shipping and logisticsMore info
IBT 61teamstersWilkes Telephone Membership Cooperativejobs /WilkesMore info
IBT 61teamstersPET Dairy (Dean Foods)jobs / dairy processingMore info
IBT 61teamstersFrench Broad Food Co-Opjobs / food retailBuncombeMore info
IBT 391teamstersUPSjobs / shipping and logisticsLink
ILA 1426longshoremenvarieshiring hall / maritimeNew HanoverCall 1-910-762-8231
Ironworkers 848ironworkersvariesapprenticeship / iron workMecklenburgLink
SMARTrail workersAmtrakjobs / transportationLink
SMARTrail workersNorfolk Southernjobs / transportationLink
SMARTbus driversCharlotte Area Transit Systemjobs / transportationMecklenburgLink
UA 421plumbers & pipefittersvariesapprenticeship & training / plumbingCabarrus, WakeLink
UAWauto workersDHL Logisticsjobs / shipping and logisticsMecklenburgLink
UAWauto workersJones LaSallejobs /MecklenburgLink
UAW 3520auto workersDaimler Trucks North America (DTNA)jobs / auto manufacturingRowanLink
UAW 3520auto workersFord Motor Companyjobs / auto manufacturingAlamanceLink
UAW 5285auto workersDaimler Trucks North America (DTNA)jobs / auto manufacturingGastonLink
UAW 5286auto workersDaimler Trucks North America (DTNA)jobs / auto manufacturingGastonLink
UAW 5287auto workersDTNA/Thomas Built Busjobs / auto manufacturingGuilfordLink
UAW 2320auto workersNC Justice Centerjobs / policy advocacy & research and legal servicesWakeLink
UAW 2404auto workersGeneral Motorsjobs / auto manufacturingMecklenburgLink
UBC 312carpentersvariesapprenticeship & training / carpentryAlamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Carteret, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Chowan, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Henderson, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, McDowell, Macon, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Stokes, Surry, Transylvania, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, YadkinLink
UBC 50carpentersvariesapprenticeship & training / carpentryAshe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga, YanceyLink
UFCW 1208food workersSmithfield Foodsjobs / meat processingBladenLink
UNITE HERE 23hospitality workersHMSHostjobs / airport food serviceMecklenburgLink
UNITE HERE 23hospitality workersLSG Sky Chefsjobs / airplane food serviceMecklenburgLink
USW 9-0425paper workersWestRockjobs / paper productionHalifaxLink
USW 1025steelworkersCorningjobs / manufacturingNew HanoverLink
USW 1089steelworkersGraphic Packagingjobs / packaging and manufacturingMecklenburgLink
USW 1159steelworkersGoodyearjobs / manufacturingIredellLink
USW 1167steelworkersInternational Paperjobs / paper productionCravenLink
USW 1268steelworkersHood Packagingjobs / packaging and manufacturingHamletLink
USW 1283steelworkersWest Fraser Incjobs / manufacturingSeaboardLink
USW 1325steelworkersWeyerhaeuserjobs / manufacturingCravenLink
USW 1356steelworkersDomtar Paperjobs / paper productionBeaufortLink
USW 1356steelworkersWeyerhaeuserjobs / manufacturingBeaufortLink
USW 1423steelworkersDomtar Paperjobs / paper productionBeaufortLink
USW 1730steelworkersPackaging Corporation of Americajobs / packaging and manufacturingRowanLink
USW 1811steelworkersDuff Nortonjobs / manufacturingMecklenburgLink
USW 1821steelworkersInternational Paperjobs / paper productionMecklenburgLink
USW 1870steelworkersWestRockjobs / packaging and manufacturingForsythLink
USW 0303steelworkersCube Hydro Partnersjobs / dam maintStanlyLink
USW 9-0425steelworkersKapstone Kraft Paperjobs / paper productionHalifaxLink
USW 9-0428steelworkersWest Fraser Incjobs / manufacturingColumbusLink
USW 9-0429steelworkersInternational Paperjobs / paper productionIredellLink
USW 0045steelworkersOwens-Brockway Glass Containerjobs / manufacturingLexingtonLink
USW 0047steelworkersArdagh Glass Incjobs / manufacturingWilsonLink
USW 9-0507steelworkersInternational Paperjobs / paper productionVanceLink
USW 0055steelworkersArdagh Glass Incjobs / manufacturingVanceLink
USW 9-0738steelworkersInternational Paperjobs / paper productionPolkLink
USW 8205steelworkersLeesonajobs / manufacturingAlamance
USW 8498steelworkersArdagh Group / Rexam Beverage Canjobs / manufacturingForsythLink
USW 9-0853steelworkersHighland Containersjobs / packaging and manufacturingGuilfordLink
USW 8573steelworkersGrangesjobs / manufacturingRowanLink
USW 8573steelworkersWS Tylerjobs / manufacturingRowanLink
USW 9465steelworkersNSG Groupjobs / manufacturingScotlandLink
USW 9536steelworkersSmithfield Packingjobs / meat packingJohnstonLink
USW 0959steelworkersGoodyearjobs / manufacturingCumberlandLink
USW 0959steelworkersDiversifiedjobs /Cumberland
Workers Unitedtextile workersALSCOjobs / laundry serviceDurhamLink
Workers Unitedtextile workersALSCOjobs / laundry serviceWakeLink
Workers Unitedtextile workersAngelica’sjobs / laundry serviceDurhamLink
Workers Unitedfaculty workersDuke Universityjobs / laundry serviceDurhamLink


If you do not see your local union on the list, let us know by calling 919-833-6678 or emailing! We need your help answering the following questions:

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  • Is the name of your employer accurate?
  • How can we be more specific about the job opportunities within your bargaining unit(s)? Not every employment opportunity may be covered by your contract(s).
  • Is the link or other information about how to apply accurate?