• N.C. Union Voter Guide for 2023

    How you vote is a personal decision, but unions of working people like yours in communities across the state did the research, conducted interviews, and recommend these candidates for local elections this Fall — including several union members!

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  • United Labor Movement Endorses President Biden for Re-election

    Today the AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest federation of unions representing 12.5 million workers across the United States and over 100,000 union members in North Carolina, endorsed President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for re-election. The announcement cements North Carolina’s status as an electoral “battleground state”, where recent elections have been decided by razor thin margins and the efforts of a well-organized statewide membership like the AFL-CIO’s can make a real difference to ensuring the most pro-union presidential administration ever gets four more years in office

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  • Josh Stein for Governor

    Working people in North Carolina need their next governor to be a fighter for freedom, fairness, and the opportunity for everyone–Black, white, and Brown, urban and rural–to live a good life and enjoy shared prosperity, which is why we are proud to endorse Josh Stein.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Statement About 2022 Midterm Election Results

    The fight to build a better future for North Carolina’s working families continues! Read our statement about the 2022 midterm election results.

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  • NC Labor 2022 Endorsement Slates Available

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    How you vote is a personal decision, but your union did the research on where each candidate stands on the issues that matter to members and believes these candidates are the best choices for working people. Vote early now until November 5th or vote on Election Day, November 8th.

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  • Joint Statement with Wiley Nickel About the Start of Early Voting

    We are excited to begin casting our ballots for pro-worker champions like Wiley Nickel, Cheri Beasley, and others who will stand alongside working people in our fight for higher wages, safer workplaces, and stronger labor rights!

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  • Cheri Beasley, MaryBe McMillan Release Statement In Honor of Labor Day 

    “Today we take the time to acknowledge and thank the working people in our country who are the backbone of our economy. North Carolinians across this state are working hard to care for their families and keep our state moving forward, and I promise to continue fighting alongside you,” said Cheri Beasley.

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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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  • NC AFL-CIO Announces May 17th Primary Endorsements

    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.

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  • Member Spotlight: Yvonne Kinston (CWA)

    What drew me to running for office was the need for working people to have a voice on the City Council, someone who would make sure democracy works in a way that treats workers fairly and justly. For me, that’s making sure we get paid livable wages and have safe places to live in homes we can afford.

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  • NC Union Candidate Town Hall DOUBLE FEATURE is April 13th!

    We’re doing multiple virtual candidate town halls with our union member candidates! Up first at 7pm will be US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley (SEIU), followed by Fayetteville City Councilor Yvonne Kinston (CWA), and Charlotte City Councilor Braxton Winston (IATSE) at 7:30pm.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Launches 2022 Election Website

    With so much on the line, we’ve launched a new website that will serve as a hub of election-related information for union members and their families in 2022. Visitors to NC Labor 2022 will find important information for union voters – including how to vote, a list of endorsements, and election materials like flyers and graphics – as well as ways you can help us get out the union vote and a calendar of events and deadlines.

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  • N.C. Unions Back Cheri Beasley for U.S. Senate

    The NC State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Cheri Beasley in the Democratic primary election for U.S. Senate, as well as Justice Sam Ervin IV and Judge Lucy Inman for N.C. Supreme Court and Judge Darren Jackson for N.C. Court of Appeals. Republicans Pat McCrory, Ted Budd, and Mark Walker did not respond to an invitation to receive our endorsement in their primary election to replace Richard Burr, who has held the position of United States Senator for three terms and is not seeking re-election in 2022.

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  • As Election Results Come In, We Need to Count Every Vote

    Elections are a process, and that process does not end until we have certified the results and sworn in the leaders that the voters have chosen in a peaceful transfer of power. This is the way American democracy has worked since the first presidential election ended in 1789, through the Civil War, the Great Depression, and two World Wars. It may take longer this year to obtain all the results, but the people of the American labor movement remain committed to seeing democracy endure.

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  • Election Explainer – NC Labor Commissioner

    For two decades, the health, safety, and wages of workers in North Carolina have all been neglected by the agency that sets standards for how employers treat and compensate their workers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, things have only gotten worse. The good news is that we have the power to elect a new Labor Commissioner this year, and unions of working people have endorsed Jessica Holmes.

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