Labor Update for April 2, 2018

From the Blog

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. Read more.

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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! Read more.

NC Alliance for Retired Americans Convention Call

NC Attorney General Josh Stein will deliver the keynote address when union and non-union active retirees hold the next triennial convention of the NC Alliance for Retired Americans, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Raleigh.

News that Works

How to grow a union in an anti-union stateRETWEET THIS

Democrats are failing to follow Conor Lamb in attracting labor votes: Bill Richardson

Escaping Poverty Requires Almost 20 Years With Nearly Nothing Going Wrong

Durham City Council wants to overturn N.C. ban on collective bargainingSHARE THIS


Billionaires Made So Much Money Last Year They Could End Extreme Poverty Seven TimesRETWEET THIS

How Unions Carried Pennsylvania’s 18th District — and Why the DNC Should Be Paying Attention


Take Action

Apply for Women’s Labor Leadership Apprenticeship

Are you, or someone you know, looking for an opportunity to work with a union or worker justice organization? Are you a leader in your workplace, a graduating student activist, or economic justice organizer wanting to work in the labor movement?

Apply for the inaugural Apprenticeship Program, a new program designed to identify and recruit activists who are passionate about economic justice. If selected, paid apprentices will be placed with a union or worker organization for three to twelve months. APPLY HERE

Tell elected officials: it’s time to raise the minimum-wage in North Carolina!

It is time for our elected officials to hear loud and clear: Now is the time to do right by workers and put NC on a path to $15 an hour. SIGN UP

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Upcoming Events

April 4: Continuing King’s Legacy: Fighting for $15 Family Wages

April 5: Durham Workers Assembly #4

April 9-20: Boycott VUSE

April 14: North Carolina APRI 44th birthday celebration

April 14: Critical Issues Seminar: Wisdom of Women

April 27: Workers’ Memorial Day service in Raleigh

April 28: Workers’ Memorial Day

May 3: Durham Workers Assembly #5

May 8: Primary Election Day

May 9: Documentary screening in Charlotte of “Union Time”

May 22: Raising Wages NC Lobby Day

June 12: NC Alliance for Retired Americans convention

June 15: Deadline to apply for a WILL apprenticeship