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  • We Stand in Solidarity with N.C. Teachers and School Employees

    Our students deserve better, and by standing up and standing together, we will ensure they get better.

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  • #TimesUp: A Poem for Women’s March 2018

    MaryBe McMillan, the first woman elected President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, was one of the speakers at the “Women’s Rally on Raleigh,” January 20, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she delivered the following poem.

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  • North Carolina Well Represented at National AFL-CIO Convention

    North Carolina was well represented at the 2017 AFL-CIO convention with speeches, remarks, or panel presentations by state federation president MaryBe McMillan, AFGE national president and state fed vice president J. David Cox Sr., Triangle Labor Council treasurer and North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) executive director Melvin Montford, and IATSE Local 322 stagehand and labor-endorsed Charlotte City Council candidate Braxton Winston II.

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  • 60th Annual Convention Recap

    More than 200 delegates and guests gathered for our 60th Annual Convention in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, Sept. 13-15th to elect a new president and new executive board, hear from inspiring speakers, participate in skill-building workshops and movement-building breakout sessions, honor James Andrews and North Carolina’s rich labor history, and adopt new resolutions to guide the organization over the coming year.

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  • Our Reflections on the Road Ahead

    2016 was an important year for the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, but the work we do together this year can make a difference in the lives of working people everywhere.

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  • Redistricting Reform In-Focus on First Day of New NCGA

    State lawmakers convened the first session of the 2017-18 General Assembly on Wednesday, and a coalition of groups including the NC State AFL-CIO held a press conference to once again call for lawmakers to stop choosing their voters by implementing independent redistricting in North Carolina.

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  • MaryBe McMillan Renews Calls for NC Republicans to Dump Trump

    On the heels of last night’s debate and with the start of Early Voting, the NC State AFL-CIO released the following statement from Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan again calling on Governor Pat McCrory and Senator Richard Burr to withdraw support for Donald Trump.

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  • Statement on SCOTUS’ Refusal to Reinstate NC’s Racist Voter ID Law

    Working people across our state will get a fair chance to vote for a better life and hold Governor McCrory and lawmakers in his party accountable in free elections for repeatedly enacting policies that hurt working families.

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  • Statement on Federal Appeals Court Ruling Striking Down NC’s Voter ID Law

    The ruling strikes down significant provisions of North Carolina’s “Voter ID” law as discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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  • Listen to MaryBe McMillan’s podcast with The North Carolinian

    MaryBe McMillan talks ‪HB2‬, Drumpf, and why the Fight for $15 is also the fight for more working people in North Carolina to be able to work in union.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO convenes Organizers Roundtable

    NC State AFL-CIO convened an “Organizers Roundtable” in Raleigh to strategize about ways to bring more working people together in union to raise wages and improve working conditions in North Carolina.

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  • Forked Durham: An Evening with Saru Jayaraman (4/28)

    Acclaimed author Saru Jayaraman will be in Durham for a special event Thursday, April 28 to talk about ways diners can leverage their collective power to force the restaurant industry to change its anti-worker ways.

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  • MaryBe McMillan sounds alarm about anti-worker HB2

    MaryBe McMillan took to the airwaves last night to expose the anti-worker effects of North Carolina’s controversial new law, H.B. 2 on The Rick Smith Show.

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  • N.C. is aiding and abetting criminal activity with taxpayer money

    Wage thieves are real, they are criminals, and last year Cherie Berry let them get away with stealing $1 million from workers in North Carolina.

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  • Recap: Labor Day 2015 in NC

    Working people in North Carolina commemorated Labor Day this year with a parade and picnics, prayers in the pulpits, and community service to honor the American worker and to celebrate the incredible achievements of all people who are working for a better life.

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