September 3, 2018
From the Blog
Happy Labor Day!
Introducing #MyUnionStory: New Multimedia Storytelling Project Featuring Union Members
In honor of Labor Day, the North Carolina AFL-CIO is proud to announce the launch of our new storytelling project, #MyUnionStory!
If you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, then you might know that we kicked off a new storytelling project last week — something different from anything we’ve done before. This new project will showcase the amazing North Carolina union workers who help make America work! Read more.
Creative Loafing Charlotte Takes “A Look at Labor Conditions and the New South’s Historic Ties to Organization”
Worker organizing past and present is the cover story of the Labor Day 2018 issue of Creative Loafing Charlotte, featuring quotes from North Carolina State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan, IBEW Local 379 President and state AFL-CIO Vice President Scott Thrower, and Ben Lee, chairman of the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee. Read more.
Smoky Mountain News Profile of USW Local 507: “A seat at the table: Organized labor remains strong in Haywood County”
For over forty years now, successive generations of millworkers and members of United Steelworkers Smoky Mountain Local 507 have used their freedom to join together in union to organize and ensure shared prosperity in the tiny mountain town of Canton, North Carolina. Read more.
Keep Calling On Senators to Reject Brett Kavanaugh
Make the call TWICE to tell both Sen. Tillis and Sen. Burr you oppose Brett Cavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court!
News that Works
September 3: Charlotte Labor Day Parade
September 4: Greater Sandhills CLC meeting
September 6: Durham Workers Assembly
September 6: Southeastern NC CLC PARTY! PARTY! (6-8p at ILA 1426 union hall)
September 10: Western NC CLC meeting
September 11: Eastern NC CLC meeting
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 3: One-Stop Early Voting ends
November 6: Election Day
November 17: Anti-Racism Training in Wilmington