September 27, 2019
How you vote is a personal decision, but unions of working people like yours did the research, conducted interviews, and recommend these in the Oct. 8th and Nov. 5th municipal elections.
Voters will be headed to the polls for special elections and Charlotte municipal elections on Tuesday, September 10th, elections in which unions of working people have endorsed Dan McCready for Congress in the 9th District, Allen Thomas for Congress in the 3rd District, plus union member Braxton Winston and several others for Charlotte City Council.
As part of the NC State AFL-CIO’s ongoing efforts to recruit, train, and elect more union members to office, we are proud to announce that Yvonne Kinston, a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 3680, a union of working people in the telecom industry, filed today for Fayetteville City Council District 9.
Unions of working people in Central Labor Councils across North Carolina endorsed 52 local, state, and federal candidates with primary elections in May and helped propel 35 of those candidates to victory and a spot on the general election ballot in November, including big wins in 3 congressional districts.
Union member Braxton Winston II elected to Charlotte City Council; Union-backed mayors win in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Raleigh
Several union members are running for office in local elections that will be decided Nov. 7, 2017, including Braxton Winston II, a member of IATSE Local 322 in Charlotte. How you vote is a personal decision, but we hope you’ll back Braxton and these other candidates.
Since the 2016 election, Working America has mobilized its canvassing operation to get to the bottom of what happened by having face-to-face conversations with voters on their doorsteps. Their latest “Front Porch Focus Group” report delves into why turnout among African-Americans dropped last year and what that could mean for mid-term elections in 2018.
Time for Gov. McCrory to concede that his damaging and divisive governorship is at its end so working people can prepare for the challenges that lie ahead – defending our victory in the state supreme court race and breaking the Republican supermajority in special legislative elections next year.
The work of the labor movement continues with fresh urgency. The change voters cried out for in this campaign can be found by standing together in unions.
Describing himself as someone who always voted Republican, laid-off UAW member Jon Greene of Mocksville told the Salisbury Post that Gov. McCrory’s unemployment changes and “shady politics have completely changed the way I vote.”
Before hitting the streets to knock on doors, Will Fischer – the Iraq War veteran, U.S. Marine, and Executive Director of the Union Veterans Council who has been a fierce critic of Donald Trump – recorded a short video message about U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross for his fellow veterans in North Carolina.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.