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Labor Update for Week of August 13, 2018

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Governor Cooper to Headline 61st Annual Convention

We are excited to announce that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper will be the headline speaker at our 61st Annual Convention, September 20-21 in Raleigh! Join Governor Cooper there and be part of building a bigger, more engaged, more powerful labor movement able to win victories for North Carolina working families! Delegates who register by this Friday, August 17th qualify for our discounted "Early Bird" rate. Read more.

Duke Professor Amy Laura Hall: Make "Labor Union" Sense Common Again

"When people ask why I spend some of my very rare free hours advocating for labor unions in my new home state, the answer is simple. I want labor union sense to be again this region’s common sense." Read more.

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Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Repeal "Right to Work"

"Unions just upset the calculus of the Koch brothers and their corporate allies by winning a landslide victory for labor rights." Read more.

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Hotel and "Early Bird" Convention Deadlines this Week

Friday, August 17th is the last day for delegates and alternates to register for our 61st Annual Convention and still qualify to pay the discounted "Early Bird Rate" of $100. Registrations received August 18th through September 14th will have to pay the "Standard Rate" of $125.

Saturday, August 18th is the deadline to reserve hotel rooms at the Hilton N. Raleigh/Midtown and still get our discounted group rate, subject to availability. Read more.




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Trumka: 'Working People Are Taking Matters into Our Own Hands'

Trump Appointees Are Pushing a Deregulation Plan That Could Dramatically Erode Consumer Protections

“You Can’t Eat GDP”: Workers Struggle as Trump and Corporate Media Tout Economic Growth

Report: North Carolina’s latest state budget fails to effectively address N.C.’s existing and emerging needs

Federal court blocks mass voter purges in NC after NAACP sues

Upcoming Events

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