• Member Spotlight: Amber Dunn (NALC)

    My name is Amber Dunn, and I am a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 545, living in Charlotte, NC, where I deliver mail from the United States Post Office downtown. My union runs Stamp Out Hunger, the largest one-day food drive in America, held every year on the second Saturday in May, and I am honored to serve as the Food Drive Coordinator for my Branch. 

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  • Member Spotlight: Melissa Reyes (IBEW)

    Photo of Melissa Reyes, a member of IBEW Local 379 in Charlotte

    Our union is changing big-time, and that’s what motivates me. When I was in the apprenticeship program, I was the only woman in the program all four years. We’re intentionally working to become more diverse by opening up the doors for everybody because we are the future of the labor movement.

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  • 1st Annual Carolinas Kickball Game Held in Charlotte

    The Charlotte-Metrolina Labor Council and the Catawba Labor Council held the 1st Annual Carolinas Kickball Game last Saturday, June 4th, at Park Road Park in Charlotte, NC.​ The teams met to settle the rivalry of which Carolina is finer​ with a great turn out of players and spectators on both sides, but only one team could walk away with the trophy.

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  • Member Spotlight: Braxton Winston II (IATSE)

    I’ve been a laborer in show business for 18 years, and I love every part of it. Everyday we’re creating experiences that last for a couple of hours in real time but provide memories that our patrons will keep forever. Our industry moves and grows in sync with Charlotte, and our work directly reflects the culture of our town.

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  • You’re Invited to the Charlotte Labor Day Family Picnic! (9/6)

    Please join us, Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council, and IBEW Local Union 379 to celebrate labor’s historic fight for working folks by gathering together for food and fellowship at the Labor Day Family Picnic! We will have burgers, dogs, vegan options, prizes, games, a dunk tank, and an empty cooler if you want to BYOB.

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  • Charlotte Area Unions to Host Vaccination Event (4/23)

    Ironworkers Local 848 and the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council are partnering with Novant Health to bring a vaccination event to union members and essential workers in the greater Charlotte area. The event is planned for Friday April 23rd. Priority appointments will be allotted to union members who complete this survey.

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  • 5 Arrested as Dozens of Airline Catering Workers Protest at CLT

    Five people were arrested and dozens of workers protested at Charlotte Douglas International Airport as part of national day of action on Valentine’s Day calling on airlines like American, Delta, and United to take action to end poverty and unaffordable health care in the airline catering industry

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  • 62nd Annual Convention Honors Power of Working People

    We kicked off our 62nd Annual Convention in Charlotte, Thursday, Sept. 19. The two-day convention brought together labor, community, and political leaders from across the state to discuss ways to fight for a better future through organizing, political power, and community building.

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  • Labor Day 2019 in NC

    This Labor Day, workers are winning. Momentum is building. The balance of power is shifting. Across the country, working people are joining the fight for a better deal and a better life.

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  • Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Host Inaugural NC State Conservation Dinner Nov. 6th in Charlotte

    Act now to join NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan and sponsor a table or reserve seats at our upcoming conservation dinner. Your support is vital to the mission of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and will ensure we raise funds and recruit volunteer skilled labor in order to deliver a hands-on, community-based conservation project that demonstrates solidarity in the outdoors right where you live, work, and recreate.

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  • Charlotte Airline Food Workers vote 100% to Strike When Released

    The unanimous vote calls attention to growing crisis around catering workers’ wages, healthcare amid a booming airline industry.

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  • Statement on LSG Sky Chef Workers at CLT Voting Today to Strike

    We call on American Airlines to act now to ensure fair pay and benefits for these workers.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO 62nd Annual Convention, Sept 19-20th

    We are excited to notify you that our 62nd Annual Convention will be held at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in our state’s beautiful “Queen City”! We hope you will say “Count me in!” to join us there, Thursday and Friday, September 19-20, 2019.

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  • Local Labor Legislative Meetings Held Across NC

    Union members meet and eat with state lawmakers from mountains to the sandhills to advocate for adoption of our Good-Jobs policy agenda for North Carolina.

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  • Creative Loafing Charlotte Takes “A Look at Labor Conditions and the New South’s Historic Ties to Organization”

    Worker organizing past and present is the cover story of the Labor Day 2018 issue of Creative Loafing Charlotte, featuring quotes from North Carolina State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan, IBEW Local 379 President and state AFL-CIO Vice President Scott Thrower, and Ben Lee, chairman of the Charlotte Labor Day Parade Committee.

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