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.
February 16, 2018
Charlotte Bus Driver and Union Member Profiled for Good Works
SMART Union member and CATS bus driver Debra Franklin is getting recognition for giving back to the Queen City community.
September 8, 2017
Charlotte Primary Candidate Guide for Sept. 12th
The endorsements include one of our own – IATSE Local 322 member, Braxton Winston II, running for an at-large seat on the Charlotte City Council!
July 24, 2017
Charlotte Gearing Up to Fight Postal Cuts with Lunchtime Rally this Wednesday in Uptown
People who work in union at the United States Postal Service and the business owners and community members who depend upon it will hold a lunchtime press conference, rally, and picket outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Building this Wednesday to inform the public how they can help fight back against reductions in service and jobs.
People harmed while working in Charlotte’s booming construction industry joined community, faith, and labor advocates and the co-authors of a new study of industry working conditions across the South on Monday to call for the city council to pass policy that would encourage developers to disclose their contractors’ employment practices as part of future rezoning petitions.
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.
October 30, 2015
Coalition of Immokalee Workers on “Publix Truth Tour” of NC
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights organization known for its groundbreaking Fair Food Program and anti-slavery campaigns, will be in Charlotte Nov. 5-7 to promote the documentary film Food Chains and to protest grocery chain Publix over its refusal to meet with farmworkers to discuss abuses in their supply chain.
September 4, 2015
NC workers to demand creation of ‘Wage Board’ (9/10)
Now is the time. Because fast food, home care, child care workers, and others have stood together and raised their voices, the Fight for $15 and union rights is winning across the US and across the South. Next Thursday, we’re coming together to say: North Carolina is next!
August 31, 2015
Join the 2015 Charlotte Labor Day Parade
Come out for an “old fashioned, union made” parade when the biggest and longest-running Labor Day parade in the Carolinas returns to Charlotte in 2015, featuring local union floats and marchers as well as stepping groups, bands, and more.
August 21, 2015
Charlotte mayoral candidates pressed on raising wages
This is a follow up to a story we told you about a special event in Charlotte where supporters of the Fight for $15 and a union took the concerns of working people in the Queen City directly to those running to be their next mayor.
August 7, 2015
Fight for $15 mayoral forum in Charlotte (8/18)
The Fight for $15 and a union will hold a public mayoral forum in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 18 where members of the public will get to meet and directly address candidates about their commitment to raising wages for workers in Charlotte.
January 18, 2013
Charlotte City workers win dues checkoff
This week, employees of the City of Charlotte won small victory that will make a big difference in strengthening their unions.
September 21, 2012
Recap: Union hugs and Charlotte in 2012
Notwithstanding the angst of some about Democrats’ choice of Charlotte, the DNC was a big success for America’s unions.
August 19, 2011
Workers Bear Witness To Injustice at Thom Tillis Town Hall
Since coming into power in January, Tillis’ agenda has exacted sacrifice upon sacrifice from working families while rewarding his staff with 27 percent pay increases and his corporate campaign contributors with new tax loopholes and exemptions from environmental protections.
July 22, 2011
Our 54th Annual Convention is Coming to Charlotte
Hotel rooms cost $105 per night. The cut off date for placing reservations is August 7, 2011. For reservations, call 1 (800) HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) or call 704-547-7444.