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NC AFL-CIO Announces May 17th Primary Endorsements

Jeremy Sprinkle
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April 21, 2022

North Carolina State AFL-CIO Announces May 17th Primary Election Endorsements

72 candidates who will fight for working people 

(Raleigh, N.C.)—The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to announce the labor federation’s endorsements for the May 17th primary election in North Carolina—72 candidates who are dedicated to fighting for working people. Leading the slate of candidates is Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate, who is 1 of 6 union members running for office this year. Two union members are running for reelection to city councils, including Braxton Winston II of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) in Charlotte, and Yvonne Y. Kinston of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in Fayetteville. Other notable endorsements include state senators Wiley Nickel for Congress in the 13th District and Valerie Foushee for Congress in the 4th District.

“Our labor-endorsed candidates are committed to making our state a better place for working people,” said MaryBe McMillan, President of the North Carolina AFL-CIO. “Workers across North Carolina are standing up, organizing, and fighting to make our voices heard. We are proud to support candidates who are willing to stand alongside us and fight for higher wages, safer working conditions, and stronger labor rights.”

For the full list of endorsed candidates, visit

Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, 336-255-2711 or [email protected] 


The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of unions of working people in North Carolina, representing over a hundred thousand members, working together for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people. PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605.