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  • Congrats to the Carolina Labor School Class of 2022!

    Approximately 75 members from unions of working people across North Carolina – including letter carriers and auto workers, glass makers and pipefitters, steelworkers, bus operators, airport workers, and others – formed the Class of 2022 at Carolina Labor School held at UNC Wilmington last week.

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  • Advisory: Community to Honor NC Workers Who Died on the Job (April 28th)

    On Thursday, local workers, union members, and community leaders will gather outside the North Carolina State Capitol to mark Workers Memorial Day, renew the call for strong safety protections, and remember workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job. At the interfaith press conference and solemn memorial service, participants will toll a bell 189 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2020, the most recent year for which the full death toll is known.

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  • Carolina Labor School Returns for 2022!

    After taking two years off due to the pandemic, we are excited to announce that Carolina Labor School will return to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington this July 17-22, 2022!

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  • NC Union Candidate Town Hall DOUBLE FEATURE is April 13th!

    We’re doing multiple virtual candidate town halls with our union member candidates! Up first at 7pm will be US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley (SEIU), followed by Fayetteville City Councilor Yvonne Kinston (CWA), and Charlotte City Councilor Braxton Winston (IATSE) at 7:30pm.

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  • NC AFL-CIO 64th Annual Convention, Oct. 13-15th

    Our 64th Annual Convention will be held at the Hotel Ballast Wilmington, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in our state’s charming “Port City”! We hope you will say “Count me in!” to join us there on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (2 1/2 days!) October 13-15, 2021. Registration will begin at 7pm on Tues. (10/12) and continue at 8am on Wed. (10/13). The Annual Convention will convene at 9am on Wed., (10/13).

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  • Register now for our Internal Organizing Training (6/24)

    Register now for our Internal Organizing Training, Thursday, June 24th! Learn how to transform our work to build a stronger labor movement! Discuss ways to grow and strengthen your local union to create long lasting impacts. Train with TJ Marsallo and Patrick Scott of the national AFL-CIO Organizing Institute. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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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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  • Enroll Now in Carolina Labor School 2019

    Carolina Labor School will return Sunday, July 21 for 6 days of labor education, skill building, and solidarity bonding at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Registration is open to members of any NC State AFL-CIO affiliate.

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  • Celebrate North Carolina APRI’s 44th Birthday, April 14th

    NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan will receive the Labor Leader Award, and North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan will deliver the keynote address when the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute hosts its 44th Asa Philip Randolph Annual Education Awards Banquet and Birthday Celebration on Saturday, April 14th in Wilmington, North Carolina. 

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  • “Women’s Rally on Raleigh” set for January 20th

    Join us Saturday, January 20th in Raleigh to mark the one year anniversary of the Women’s March. To show our love for the resistance, the North Carolina AFL-CIO plans to operate a “Hug-A-Thug” booth while tabling at the Women’s Rally on Raleigh, and we’re looking to recruit a few good union members as huggers!

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  • Knocking on Labor’s Door Reading by Lane Windham, Oct. 26th at The Regulator in Durham

    Lane Windham will read from her new book, Knocking on Labor’s Door, at 7 pm on Thursday, October 26 at The Regulator, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC.

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  • Runaway Inequality Presented by Les Leopold in Wilmington [Full Video]

    You can now watch the full video of Les Leopold’s presentation at the International Longshoremen Local 1426’s hall about Runaway Inequality, his latest book which answers the question, “What happened to the American Dream?”

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  • Triad Jobs with Justice Presents “Labor School,” 9/10-10/8 in Greensboro

    Come out every Sunday, Sept. 10 – Oct. 8 in Greensboro to learn about Social Justice from some of the people who have lived it and strive to change things, share their struggles, and empower us to make a difference!

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  • Remember the Dead on Workers Memorial Day 2017 (4/28)

    Join us at 10 AM Friday, April 28th in Raleigh for a press conference and solemn memorial service during which participants will toll a bell 150 times – once for each person in North Carolina who died while working for a better life in 2015.

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  • Workers Rights Hearings April 4th will Coincide with 49th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Assassination

    On April 4th, join us at simultaneous hearings in Durham, Greenville, and Gastonia to revive the spirit of the Poor People’s Campaign, which Dr. King was working before he died in Memphis!

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