October 2, 2015
Republican lawmakers used the last hours of the extended legislative session to ram through H.B. 318, a nasty piece of legislation that targets immigrant working people and unemployed people.
Meet your local lawmakers and learn about our legislative agenda to raise wages and protect working families at upcoming legislative breakfasts and lunches being held in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Asheville, and Fayetteville in January.
Make no mistake about it – advocates for workers in the next legislative session face an uphill battle. Our strength will come from our ability to mobilize our members around our issues and communicate a clear commitment to fight for all workers.
Given its track record of putting conservative ideology above everything else, maybe its no surprise that our out-of-control state legislature has moved since returning to Raleigh last week to cripple the Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection by eliminating its funding entirely.
Early this afternoon Governor Bev Perdue signed Executive Order 93 to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits for the 47,000 North Carolinians that have been living without them since April.
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.