Labor Update: Week of March 12, 2018

From the Blog

WATCH: Together, Building a Movement

We’re building a labor movement in North Carolina with the power to change our state. Join us!

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Watch the video. Share the video on Twitter and Facebook. Read our annual report, Together: What We Accomplished in 2017.

Poem for International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day last week, listen to MaryBe McMillan’s poem, #Time’s Up, Enough! Listen here.

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Case Demonstrates Need to Fight for Unions

Jess Issacharoff, a Ph.D. candidate at Duke University and member of the Duke Graduate Students Union, SEIU, says labor unions ought to look the the South for inspiration in the fight to secure fair wages and our freedom to organize. Read more.

Celebrate North Carolina APRI’s 44th Birthday, April 14th

NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan will receive the Labor Leader Award, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan will deliver the keynote address when the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute hosts its 44th Asa Philip Randolph Annual Education Awards Banquet and Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 14th in Wilmington, North Carolina. Read more.

Enroll Now in Carolina Labor School 2018

Carolina Labor School will return Sunday, July 8 for 6 days of labor education, skill building, and solidarity bonding at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Registration is open to members of any NC State AFL-CIO affiliate. Read more.

UPDATE: Twitter Power Challenge Met

We challenged affiliates and our community allies to enroll 50 people in the Twitter Power Academy by March 7th, and we are pleased to announce that challenge goal has been met! The Twitter Power Academy will begin Tuesday at 6:00p ET. 

Not yet enrolled in our Twitter training series? There’s still time! Click here to pay to enroll online.

News that Works

West Virginia: When We Fight Together, We Win Together

The West Virginia Strike Points a Path Forward for the Labor Movement

Women Deserve a Raise

Durham school board votes to end custodian outsourcing

The Awesomeness of ‘Black Panther’: Union Made

Senate on verge of capitulating to bankster lobby

A Change Is Coming: In the States Roundup

Take Action

CWA members at Frontier Communications in West Virginia and Ashburn, VA went on strike March 4th. Donate to the Frontier Striking Families Solidarity Fund.

Upcoming Events

7p March 12: Western NC CLC meeting

5:30p March 13: Eastern NC CLC meeting

6p March 13: Twitter Power Academy begins

6p March 14: Southern Piedmont CLC candidate screening

6p March 15: Southern Piedmont CLC candidate screening

6:45p March 15: Eastern Piedmont CLC meeting

7p March 15: Southern Piedmont CLC meeting

March 15-16: NC State AFL-CIO Board Retreat

6p March 20: Greater Sandhills CLC candidate screening

6p March 20: Western NC CLC candidate screening

6p March 20: Twitter Power Academy 2nd session

5p March 21: Eastern NC candidate screening

March 22-23: Advanced Labor School [CLASS IS FULL]

6p March 26: Triangle Labor Council meeting

6p March 27: Triangle Labor Council candidate screening

6p March 27: Southeastern NC CLC meeting

6:30p March 27: Triad CLC meeting

March 30: Good Friday (state fed office closed)

April 4: Winston-Salem Family Wages event

April 14: Critical Issues Seminar: Wisdom of Women