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  • NC Workers’ Memorial Day 2021

    North Carolina workers will be joined by faith, community, and labor leaders online April 28th for a Workers’ Memorial Day service honoring those who have died or suffered illnesses or injuries while on the job and to renew the promise of safe jobs for all by passing the PRO Act.

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  • NC Workers Call on Tillis to Put Working Families Ahead of Politics

    Photo of Thom Tillis by Gage Skidmore

    Workers are calling on Thom Tillis to stop putting Mitch McConnell’s priorities, including ramming through a Supreme Court nomination, ahead of hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians who face unemployment, foreclosure and other serious economic consequences due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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  • ADVISORY: Workers to Demand Congress Pass HEROES Act July 28th

    In a press call this Tuesday, July 28th at 12pm ET, members and leaders from unions of working people in North Carolina will be calling on Senator Thom Tillis to support the essential role of working people in this pandemic by passing the HEROES Act, legislation that already passed the U.S. House in May to protect the lives and livelihoods of working Americans still grappling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • ADVISORY: “Black Workers are Heroes” Press Call June 17, 11am

    On Wednesday, June 17, working people from North Carolina will join with workers in all 50 states to take part in a Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, a national day of action calling for policies to confront the three crises facing America: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall, and long-standing structural racism.

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  • Community to Honor 183 People Who Died on the Job in 2017

    Local workers, labor and faith leaders, and family members will gather Friday morning on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh for an annual interfaith Workers’ Memorial Day service to ring a bell 183 times in remembrance of the 183 people in North Carolina known to have died on the job in 2017 — 9 more than the year before — and to call on the N.C. Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace fatalities.

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  • Restoring NC Public Employees’ Freedom to Collectively Negotiate

    Lawmakers, workers, and labor and community leaders will announce legislation to value public service by repealing North Carolina’s Jim Crow-era ban on collective bargaining agreements at a legislative press conference April 24th.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: “Raising the Minimum Wage is for Everyone” press conference on March 19th

    Lawmakers, workers, and business owners will announce legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, ending subminimum wages, repealing exemptions for agricultural and domestic workers at a press conference Tuesday, March 19th in Raleigh.

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  • Federal Employees in Raleigh to Protest Government Shutdown

    The American Federation of Government Employees is organizing a press conference with North Carolina labor leaders and public policy allies to highlight the effect this shutdown is having on our members, their families, and the state.

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  • Charlotte Community to Demand Accountability for Worksite Death of Juventino Hernandez

    Local community and union leaders will hold a press conference at 9:30 AM Wednesday, May 30th, in front of the Legacy Union building on Stonewall Street in Charlotte, where 24-year-old construction worker and married father, Juventino Hernandez, fell to his death last week.

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  • Remember the Dead at 2018 Workers Memorial Day Service

    Join us at 10 AM Friday, April 27th in Raleigh for a press conference and memorial service during which participants will toll a bell 174 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2016 – and will call for the state Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.

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  • Charlotte Gearing Up to Fight Postal Cuts with Lunchtime Rally this Wednesday in Uptown

    People who work in union at the United States Postal Service and the business owners and community members who depend upon it will hold a lunchtime press conference, rally, and picket outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Building this Wednesday to inform the public how they can help fight back against reductions in service and jobs.

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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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  • Join our Workers Memorial Day 2016 service April 28th in Raleigh

    Join us April 28th in Raleigh to memorialize 128 workers who died on the job in 2014 and to call for N.C. Department of Labor to do more to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities.

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  • Calling on Lawmakers to Extend Benefits

    On Tuesday the NC State AFL-CIO and NC Justice Center held a press conference outside the state legislative building to urge lawmakers to not leave 37,000 jobless North Carolinians without federal unemployment benefits.

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  • Health Care Reform Press Conference Tues (12/8)

    Let’s get it done – and done right! The campaign to pass reform of the health insurance industry and the provision of health care in our country has come further this year than ever before. Still, that’s not good enough. Until the Congress passes and the President signs comprehensive health care reform legislation, our job […]

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