February 28, 2014
“We need to spread the word that a union card is the best anti-poverty program around,” says MaryBe McMillan.
According to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of North Carolina children living in high-poverty areas has increased almost 200 percent to 212,000. That number is eight times the increase nationwide since the year 2000.
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.