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Labor Update for Week of August 27, 2018

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Overflow Hotel Option Available for Annual Convention

Do you still need to reserve rooms for our 61st Annual Convention, September 20-21 in Raleigh? The official convention hotel may be sold out, but worry not! We have secured an overflow room block at the nearby Hyatt Place North Raleigh-Midtown. Call 919-833-6678 for details on how to book your stay at the Hyatt at a discount. Don't forget to register your delegates and guests for what's shaping up to be one of our biggest, most engaging conventions ever! Read more.



We're rising. We're winning. Join a Union!

The AFL-CIO has launched a television ad campaign highlighting the wave of collective action sweeping the country. From union organizing victories to the defeat of “right to work” in Missouri, working people are on the rise. Watch the ad.

"Something is happening in America.... When we stand together, we have the power.” -- Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

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Freedom to Join Together: Workers at HAECO Cabin Solutions in the Triad are Organizing

Aerospace workers will vote on whether to join the Machinists Union in the first high-profile union organizing drive in the Piedmont Triad area of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point since 2011. Read more.

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Celebrate Labor Day the Union Way in North Carolina

Monday, September 3rd is Labor Day!

In Charlotte: Celebrate the American worker at Charlotte’s 19th annual Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 3rd, 2018. The parade will start at the Hal Marshall Center, 701 North Tryon Street, at 11:00 a.m., and will proceed down Tryon Street, past the square, turning left onto 3rd Street, and ending up at College and 3rd Street. The parade features labor union floats, vehicles, marchers, political candidates, stepping groups, bands, car clubs, beauty queens and community groups. Learn more.

In Canton: Snaking through the downtown district with over 100 homemade floats, the parade in Canton, which hasn't missed a beat in 112 years, showcases the workers, farmers, elected officials, and non-profits that keep the Western North Carolina region vibrant and sustainable for all people. Be sure to arrive an hour early with a lawn chair or blanket to stake claim to a couple square feet of sidewalk. Learn more.

In your backyard: Many of you will be spending a portion of Labor Day weekend with the grill of your dreams. So when you "meat" up with friends, be sure to raise the "steaks" for your holiday barbecue with these delicious favorites made by ethical companies that treat their workers fairly, thereby helping to strengthen the middle class. Enjoy the holiday, and together we’ll grill our way to a stronger America. Learn more.

J. David Cox Re-Elected AFGE National President

Congratulations to AFGE National President and North Carolina homie J. David Cox Sr. on being re-elected to your third term!Share this.

Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes

Check out this cartoon by Fred Vance of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 2794 in Kannapolis, NC. Share this.


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News that Works

Judge Strikes Down Trump Executive Orders Limiting Federal Employee Union Bargaining

Postal Workers launch campaign against anticipated Trump privatization scheme

The Murder of Mill Town, USA

Union organizing effort begins at HAECO Cabin Solutions facilities in Triad

NC House approves changes to 2 amendments

All former NC chief justices voice opposition to 2 amendments

Breaching the GOP Firewall in North Carolina

North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker minimum wage

AFT Identifies Companies that Profit from Family Separation Policies

What’s Holding Back Wages in America?

A Public Banking Option As a Mode of Regulation for Household Financial Services in the United States

Sorry, Bernie Is Right

Low Pay Has Teachers Flocking to the Sharing Economy

The Supremes v. the Unions

Upcoming Events

August 27: Triangle Labor Council meeting

August 28: Triad CLC meeting

August 28: Southeastern NC CLC meeting

September 2-3: Canton Labor Day festival and parade

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