Labor Update for Dec. 3, 2018

From the Blog

Register Now for 2019 N.C. Labor Legislative Conference, Feb 12-13th in Raleigh

Our 2019 Labor Legislative Conference (LLC) will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, 421 S. Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC on February 12-13, 2019. This conference combines training on our legislative agenda with a Labor Lobby Day to advocate for working people. Registration is open to members of AFL-CIO affiliates and community allies. Read more.



Faculty at Elon University Take First Steps to Unionize

Non-tenure-track faculty at Elon University have taken the first public steps to exercise their freedom to join together in union and collectively negotiate a union contract for fair wages, job security, and more transparency in salary and promotion decisions made by university officials. Read more.


Take Action

Traveling for the Holidays? Report Extreme Temperatures on Planes with New App!

Most airline passengers have suffered from uncomfortable temperatures on airplanes, often sweltering on the ground and then shivering in the air. But now they can help the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA build the case for establishing rules to keep airplane temperatures within reasonable limits. A new mobile app – called 2Hot2Cold – allows passengers and flight crews to document and report extreme temperatures in aircraft cabins. Learn more.

You can get a free keychain thermometer [while supplies last]!

Stop by our office in Raleigh or email your address to and put “thermometer” in the subject line.

News That Works

Jonathan Van Ness Wants You to Know About the Assault on Unions, Honey

The Backlash to the GOP’s Union-Bashing Has Begun in Earnest

NC board again declines to certify Mark Harris victory as mail-in ballots questioned

What The Heck Is Happening In That North Carolina House Race?

The Next Congress Must Make The Poor People’s Agenda Its Agenda

‘New NAFTA’ Deal Is Far from Finished

Trumka Talks the Future of the Labor Movement on Yahoo Finance

At Elon University, some professors move to unionize

Non-tenure-track faculty fight to unionize at Elon

Unofficial List – General Election Results for 2019 N.C. Senate and N.C. House

Scott to oppose Farr nomination to federal bench in NC, ending chances of confirmation

Lawmakers – and protesters – convene on voter ID. Here’s what the latest bill does.

How Graduate Unions Are Winning—and Scaring the Hell out of Bosses—in the Trump Era

Voters Overwhelmingly Choose To Raise Wages in Two Red States

Bernie to Walmart: Pay Your Workers $15 an Hour, or Else

After Reports of Sweetheart Deal for Billionaire Pedophile, Calls Grow on Trump Labor Sec. to Resign

Upcoming Events

December 7: Executive Board meeting

December 8: Southern Piedmont CLC “Victory Fund” dinner (tickets)

December 21: State fed office closed for holidays

January 10: Hotel deadline for 2019 NC Labor Legislative Conference

February 2: Triangle Labor Council legislative breakfast

February 9: Moral March / Historic Thousands on Jones Street

February 11: Executive Board meeting

February 12-13: NC Labor Legislative Conference