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  • NC AFL-CIO Convention Brings 3 Days of Solidarity to Wilmington

    The convention brought together more than 300 labor leaders from across North Carolina for three days of speeches, discussions, and workshops to create a better future through organizing, political power, and building solidarity through racial justice. This year’s convention also included the election of NC State AFL-CIO leadership to new 4-year terms and a forum for U.S. Senate candidates to answer tough questions about their commitment to empowering working people.

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  • 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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  • Congratulations to Nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville

    We congratulate the nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville on winning their union with National Nurses United by an over two-to-one margin!

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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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  • How to Thank Frontline Workers

    We are asking for your help to thank all the frontline essential workers who deliver our mail and packages, who pick, process, and stock our food, who transport us and protect our safety, who take care of us when we are sick. These workers are risking their lives to take care of us so let’s show them some love.

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  • COVID-19 Update on Unemployment Insurance

    President MaryBe McMillan talks to Trisha Pande, our counsel with Patterson Harkavy, LLP, about unemployment benefits available to NC workers during the pandemic.

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  • A Message of Solidarity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    “Our union makes us strong. It gives us hope.” Listen to this message of solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic from our president, MaryBe McMillan.

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  • Solidarity Forever with N.C. Teachers and School Employees!

    For Immediate Release Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, 336-255-2711 / jeremy@aflcionc.org Statement by NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan in Support of the May 1st Public Education Day of Action “We march to inspire citizens around the state to stand up and speak up because together we can make a difference.” — MaryBe McMillan (RALEIGH, May 1, […]

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  • North Carolina AFL-CIO Applauds City of Durham for Workers’ Rights Commission

    We thank the workers and city officials in Durham for upping the ante and pushing our legislature and local governments to do better by working people.

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  • Giving Thanks for Labor 2018

    Thank you for saying “Count Me In” to win the election! We hope we can count you in to hold all of our newly elected and reelected officials accountable and to push a pro-active working people’s policy agenda next year.

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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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