The mission of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the state’s labor movement.

We will build a broad movement of American workers by organizing workers into unions.

We will create a broad understanding of the need to organize among union members, our leadership and among unorganized workers. We will mass resources and create strategies to help unions win organizing campaigns.

We will build a strong political voice for workers in our state.

We will fight for an agenda for working families at all levels of government. We will build a broad progressive coalition that speaks out for social and economic justice.

We will change our unions to provide a new voice to workers in a changing economy.

We will transform the role of the union from an organization that focuses on a member’s contract to one that gives workers a say in all the decisions that affect their lives.

We will change our labor movement by creating a new voice for workers in our communities.

We will make the voices of working families heard across our state. We will create vibrant central labor councils that reach out to workers at the local level. We will strengthen the ties of labor to our community allies.