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Labor Update for April 2, 2018

Jeremy Sprinkle
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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 state -- RETWEET 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 bargaining -- SHARE THIS


Billionaires Made So Much Money Last Year They Could End Extreme Poverty Seven Times -- RETWEET 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