• 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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  • NC AFL-CIO Endorses 2020 Judicial Candidates

    Judicial races receive far less attention than the higher-profile races that appear higher on the ballot, but North Carolina’s judicial branch makes decisions that affect the lives of our state’s workers and our state’s democracy.

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  • Voting by Mail in North Carolina: A Guide

    North Carolina union members and voters across the state are turning to safe and secure absentee ballots for the November election in increasing numbers this year because of the pandemic. Over 950,000 voters in our state have requested absentee ballots, more than 12 times the numbers in 2016, and over 150,000 ballots have been cast by mail already this year.

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  • For Labor Day, Pledge to Elect People Who Will Fight for Our Rights and Freedoms

    When it’s time to go to bed after a holiday with friends and family, let’s reflect on why many of us had the day off—to recognize the many decades that working people have spent organizing for and fighting to secure safe, good-paying jobs for all of us—black, white, and brown alike. Then let’s pledge that in November, we’ll elect Joe Biden, Cal Cunningham, Jessica Holmes, and other people to local, state, and federal offices who will fight for our rights and freedoms.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Holds Third 2020 Statewide Candidate Town Hall

    Over 100 union members gathered in a zoom meeting Thursday evening to participate in a virtual town hall with four statewide candidates in North Carolina. This town hall, the third and final in the state AFL-CIO’s “Labor 2020” series, featured Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction Jen Mangrum, candidate for State Treasurer Ronnie Chatterji, and candidate for State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. The event highlighted the importance of these races to working families in North Carolina and the opportunities for progress that new leadership will bring.

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  • Statement on President Trump’s Food Line Photo Op in Mills River

    Working people don’t want food line handouts and presidential photo-ops. What workers need are presidential leadership and the passage of the HEROES Act, which would include the extension of the $600 per week federal supplemental unemployment benefit so that they can afford to buy their own food and take care of their families.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Holds Second 2020 Candidates Town Hall

    Over 140 union members gathered in a zoom meeting July 23rd to participate in a virtual town hall with two statewide candidates in North Carolina–US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham and NC Labor Commissioner candidate Jessica Holmes.

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  • NC Labor 2020 Voter Guide

    How you vote is a personal decision, but unions of working people like yours did the research, conducted interviews, and recommend these candidates in the November 3, 2020 general election.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Holds Congressional Candidates Town Hall

    Over 120 people gathered in a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 30th for a virtual town hall hosted by the NC State AFL-CIO for union members, retirees, and their families to hear from candidates running for US House in districts around the state. The hour-long event highlighted the need for safe workplaces during the Covid-19 pandemic and the struggle that essential workers face balancing their livelihoods and health.

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  • Virtual Town Hall with NC Congressional Candidates

    Working people will have an opportunity to hear directly from NC Congressional Candidates in a virtual town hall Thursday, June 30th at 6 PM. NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan will join labor-endorsed candidates for a discussion about the challenges North Carolina workers face today and the policies that can bring us to a more just and sustainable economy!

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  • Jessica Holmes is the Fighter We Need as NC Labor Commissioner

    In 2020, North Carolina citizens have the opportunity, in Jessica Holmes, to vote for someone who will be a true champion of working people as their next Commissioner of Labor. After years of neglect under Cherie Berry, Jessica Holmes is the fighter we need leading the North Carolina Department of Labor.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO Announces Endorsed 2020 Candidates

    The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is proud to announce 16 candidates it has endorsed in the 2020 elections—politicians who are dedicated to fighting for working people.

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