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  • Unemployment insurance extended thanks to Gov. Perdue

    Governor Perdue took action earlier this month to make sure 28,000 jobless North Carolinians will not lose their last lifeline in the New Year.

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  • Mike Okun honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

    Mike Okun, our General Counsel, has been inducted into the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest honor the state of North Carolina can bestow on one of her citizens. To our knowledge, Mike is the first labor leader to receive this prestigious recognition.

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  • Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Undermine UI Program

    Gov. Perdue vetoed a bill this week that would have destroyed the Employment Security Commission and cost North Carolina’s unemployment benefits program millions of dollars in federal money while raising unemployment tax rates on businesses.

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  • Veto Overridden, GOP State Budget Becomes Law

    In the end, Republicans cared more about their ridiculous no-tax pledge to anti-government, right-wingers than they cared about keeping a half-billion dollar investment in public education or preventing the loss of tens of thousands more jobs. And North Carolinians will be worse off for it.

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  • Breaking News! Unemployment Benefits To Be Restored!

    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.

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  • Gov. Perdue will Speak at Labor Legislative Conference

    Governor Bev Perdue will be the featured speaker on the morning of the first day of the 2011 Labor Legislative Conference, Tuesday (2/8). The Governor’s address will be the very first order of business when the session begins. Arrive early so as not to miss out. Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the hall until the Governor concludes her remarks, so don’t be late!

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  • N.C. Leads in Increased Census Participation

    Numbers up 8% over 2000 Census North Carolina leads all other states in increased participation in the 2010 Census, up 8 percentage points over this time during the 2000 Census. Our state is also above the national average in total participation. As of April 27, 2010, almost three-quarters (74%) of all North Carolinians had mailed […]

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  • Gov. Perdue Attends Jobs Summit in Raleigh

    Organizers urge adoption of multiple ideas to help struggling families On Wednesday, Historic Thousands on Jones St (HKonJ) partners, the NC Justice Center, NC NAACP, and the NC State AFL-CIO, among others, held a jobs summit at the Martin St. Baptist Church in Raleigh, where Governor Perdue was urged to consider multiple proposals to get […]

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