Labor Update for Week of July 30, 2018

From the Blog

NC Attorney General Josh Stein to Speak at 61st Annual Convention

Register now to join North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein, who will deliver the keynote address on day two of our 61st Annual Convention, September 20-21 in Raleigh, and be part of building a bigger, more engaged, more powerful labor movement that is able to win victories for North Carolina working families! Read more.

UAW Members Ratify Contract with Wage Increases, Lump Sums, and Ratification Bonus

“UAW members at UAW Daimler Trucks North America went through challenging negotiations,” said UAW Secretary-Treasurer and Director of the UAW Heavy Truck Department Ray Curry. “Through perseverance and a strong voice at the table with management, they won a fair contract for workers that includes wage increases, lump sums and a ratification bonus.” Read more.

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NC Lawmakers to Hold Town Hall in Charlotte (8/9)

Join a town hall hosted by the State Innovation Exchange in Charlotte where North Carolina legislative leaders will discuss progressive approaches to key issues facing the legislature. This includes working to provide a strong education system for our children, creating an economy that works for everyone, and ensuring access to affordable health care. They will also focus on issues affecting our community. Read more.


REMINDER: Support Farmworker Organizing at Special Event with Sandra Cisneros (8/2)

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Take Action

Tell Your U.S. Senators to Reject Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Make the call TWICE to tell both Sen. Tillis and Sen. Burr you oppose Brett Cavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court!

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News that Works

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America has a child-care crisis. We had the solution decades ago.

Guest view: Unions give workers a voice

Mortgage, Groupon and card debt: how the bottom half bolsters U.S. economy

Missouri ground zero on national so-called ‘right to work’

Federal workers take to streets nationwide against Trump union-busting

A War on the Working Class: In the States Roundup

Holding Wall Street Accountable

As inequality grows, so does the political influence of the rich

Home Depot’s Discrimination, Harassment, Low Pay, and Poor Management, By The Numbers

North Carolina lawmakers remind us yet again why they’ve earned our distrust

Monday Numbers: A closer look at the remarkable economic inequality that plagues North Carolina

Upcoming Events

August 2: Sandra Cisneros author event at NC State University

August 2: Durham Workers Assembly

August 7: FLOC Fundraising Concert with performer Rod MacDonald in Durham

August 9: Charlotte Town Hall with NC Lawmakers

August 17: “Early Bird Rate” for 2018 Convention expires

August 18: Convention hotel rate expires

August 23: Reversing Runaway Inequality training in Charlotte

September 3: Charlotte Labor Day Parade

September 14: “Standard Rate” for 2018 Convention expires

September 19: NC AFL-CIO Executive Board meeting

September 20-21: NC AFL-CIO 61st Annual Convention

October 12: Registration deadline to vote on Election Day

October 17: One-Stop Early Voting begins

November 2: One-Stop Early Voting ends

November 6: Election Day