• Advisory: Community to Honor NC Workers Who Died on the Job (April 28th)

    On Thursday, local workers, union members, and community leaders will gather outside the North Carolina State Capitol to mark Workers Memorial Day, renew the call for strong safety protections, and remember workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job. At the interfaith press conference and solemn memorial service, participants will toll a bell 189 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2020, the most recent year for which the full death toll is known.

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  • ADVISORY: Workers Safety Town Hall with Josh Dobson, NCDOL (Sept. 28th)

    Join the NC Worker Safety Town Hall on Sept. 28th from 6:30 to 8pm. During the online event, workers will share their stories and testify about workplace safety issues in their respective industries and advocate for better enforcement priorities to newly elected NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, who will be in attendance to hear concerns. The town hall will be hosted virtually on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.

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  • ADVISORY: NC Workers to Hold Memorial Service (4/28)

    On Wednesday, April 28th, North Carolina workers will be joined by faith, community, and labor leaders for a virtual Workers’ Memorial Day service honoring those who have died or suffered illnesses or injuries while on the job. Workers and leaders will share personal experiences and call for stronger worker protections in North Carolina and across the country. Speakers will include Reverend Jennifer Copeland of the NC Council of Churches, Rabbi Salem Pearce with the Carolina Jews for Justice, and NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan among others.

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  • ADVISORY: “Black Workers are Heroes” Press Call June 17, 11am

    On Wednesday, June 17, working people from North Carolina will join with workers in all 50 states to take part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a national day of action calling for policies to confront the three crises facing America: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, and long-standing structural racism.

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  • Statewide Coalition To Hold “$15 for NC: A People’s Hearing” with 2020 Candidates

    Dozens of workers and allies from across the state will give focused, passionate testimonies about the effects of a $7.25 minimum wage and advocate for a $15 minimum wage law covering all workers, including historically excluded workers at this public hearing on February 13th in Raleigh.

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  • Advisory: Workers’ Bill of Rights Town Hall in Statesville (6/20)

    Too many people work hard but still can’t make ends meet and feel increasingly isolated from one another and ignored by policy makers, especially in our rural counties. This town hall is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard.

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  • Supporters of a $15 Minimum Wage to Hold “NC Pots & Spoons Protest” Outside NCGA

    Raising Wages NC Coalition members to protest lawmakers’ failure to act before the legislative “crossover deadline” expires with novel and noisy demonstration, 10 A.M. Thursday on Jones Street in Raleigh.

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  • Restoring NC Public Employees’ Freedom to Collectively Negotiate

    Lawmakers, workers, and labor and community leaders will announce legislation to value public service by repealing North Carolina’s Jim Crow-era ban on collective bargaining agreements at a legislative press conference April 24th.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: “Raising the Minimum Wage is for Everyone” press conference on March 19th

    Lawmakers, workers, and business owners will announce legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, ending subminimum wages, repealing exemptions for agricultural and domestic workers at a press conference Tuesday, March 19th in Raleigh.

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  • North Carolina Needs Unions! Town Hall in Durham (6/14/18)

    In a first for North Carolina, working people from across economic sectors will get to challenge candidates and elected officials on ways to strengthen the freedom to join together in unions at a town hall this Thursday, June 14th, in Durham.

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  • Charlotte Community to Demand Accountability for Worksite Death of Juventino Hernandez

    Local community and union leaders will hold a press conference at 9:30 AM Wednesday, May 30th, in front of the Legacy Union building on Stonewall Street in Charlotte, where 24-year-old construction worker and married father, Juventino Hernandez, fell to his death last week.

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  • Striking Workers to Rally Outside NCDOT Over Abuses by One of Its Contractors

    Striking workers who have been injured and abused on the job will hold a sidewalk rally outside North Carolina Department of Transportation headquarters on Monday, Feb. 12th, to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.

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  • ‘$15 AND Union Rights’ Nationwide Labor Day Strike Coming to NC

    Local cooks and cashiers from McDonald’s, Burger King, and other restaurants announced Friday that they will walk off the job on Labor Day, joining strikes by fast-food workers in 300 cities from coast to coast.

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  • Charlotte Construction Workers to Call for Council to Address Industry Abuses

    Workers, community, faith, and labor groups will hold a press conference at Charlotte City hall on Monday, June 26th to urge council to pass a policy that encourage developers to disclose their contractors employment practices.

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  • Community to Honor 150 People Who Died on the Job in 2015

    Local workers, labor and faith leaders, and surviving family members will gather Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for a Workers’ Memorial Day service to honor 150 people known to have died while working for a better life in 2015 and to call on NC Department of Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.

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