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  • 1st Annual Carolinas Kickball Game Held in Charlotte

    The Charlotte-Metrolina Labor Council and the Catawba Labor Council held the 1st Annual Carolinas Kickball Game last Saturday, June 4th, at Park Road Park in Charlotte, NC.​ The teams met to settle the rivalry of which Carolina is finer​ with a great turn out of players and spectators on both sides, but only one team could walk away with the trophy.

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  • ADVISORY: Workers Safety Town Hall with Josh Dobson, NCDOL (Sept. 28th)

    Join the NC Worker Safety Town Hall on Sept. 28th from 6:30 to 8pm. During the online event, workers will share their stories and testify about workplace safety issues in their respective industries and advocate for better enforcement priorities to newly elected NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, who will be in attendance to hear concerns. The town hall will be hosted virtually on Zoom and streamed live on Facebook.

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  • Join the NC Workers Safety Town Hall (9/28)

    Join us for a North Carolina Workers Safety Town Hall on Tuesday, September 28th from 6:30 to 8pm to hear from and share testimonies with other workers around safety issues in our industries. NCDOL Commissioner Josh Dobson will be in attendance to hear your concerns. This event will be completely online, hosted on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live.

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  • Wilmington Labor Day Festival Set for Sept. 4th

    Join the Southeastern NC Central Labor Council on Saturday, September 4th at the MLK Community Center in Wilmington for food, music, and family fun at their first ever Labor Day Festival!

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  • You’re Invited to the Charlotte Labor Day Family Picnic! (9/6)

    Please join us, Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council, and IBEW Local Union 379 to celebrate labor’s historic fight for working folks by gathering together for food and fellowship at the Labor Day Family Picnic! We will have burgers, dogs, vegan options, prizes, games, a dunk tank, and an empty cooler if you want to BYOB.

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  • Register Now for our Labor Law Part 2 training (7/22)

    Register now for our Labor Law Part 2 Training, Thursday, July 22nd! Learn what every union leader needs to know about Grievance Handling, the Duty of Fair Representation, and Contract Interpretation from our General Counsel Trisha Pande and attorney Mike Okun. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • Register now for our Labor Law Part 1 Training (5/27)

    Register now for our Labor Law Part 1 Training, Thursday, May 27th! NC State AFL-CIO General Counsel Trisha Pande and Mike Okun will share “What union leaders need to know about employment law,” including a section on Privacy at Work. Participants will also receive a resource guide to keep after the training. Registration is FREE for members of NC AFL-CIO affiliates.

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  • Join our Congressional Town Hall with Deborah Ross and Kathy Manning (4/8)

    Union members and their families will have an opportunity to hear directly from newly elected North Carolina members of Congress Rep. Deborah Ross and Rep. Kathy Manning in a virtual town hall Thursday, April 8th at 6 PM.

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  • NC AFL-CIO Holds Third 2020 Statewide Candidate Town Hall

    Over 100 union members gathered in a zoom meeting Thursday evening to participate in a virtual town hall with four statewide candidates in North Carolina. This town hall, the third and final in the state AFL-CIO’s “Labor 2020” series, featured Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction Jen Mangrum, candidate for State Treasurer Ronnie Chatterji, and candidate for State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. The event highlighted the importance of these races to working families in North Carolina and the opportunities for progress that new leadership will bring.

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  • NC State AFL-CIO 63rd Annual Convention ONLINE, Sept. 24-25th

    We will miss seeing you in person, but during this pandemic, safety comes first, which is why our Executive Board voted to move the convention online. We have lined up exciting speakers including Sara Steffens, Secretary-Treasurer of the Communication Workers (CWA), Fred Redmond, International Vice President of the Steelworkers (USW), North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and endorsed candidates like Cal Cunningham for US Senate and Jessica Holmes for Labor Commissioner. We hope you will say “Count me in!” to join us on Thursday and Friday, September 24-25, 2020!

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  • Advanced Labor School Returns March 17-20, 2020

    Advanced Labor School is for graduates of Carolina Labor School and local union leaders who want a deeper understanding of labor law, workers’ compensation, collective bargaining, FMLA, grievances and arbitration, and duty-of-fair-representation in a “right-to-work” state.

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  • Labor Day 2019 in NC

    This Labor Day, workers are winning. Momentum is building. The balance of power is shifting. Across the country, working people are joining the fight for a better deal and a better life.

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  • Advisory: Fayetteville Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout (8/17)

    This Family Day & Workers’ Rights Cookout is an opportunity for workers to build community and to make their voices heard. Free food, live music, clothing giveaways, vendors, workshops, and kids’ activities, including a bounce house, will be provided.

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  • Union Sportsmen’s Alliance to Host Inaugural NC State Conservation Dinner Nov. 6th in Charlotte

    Act now to join NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan and sponsor a table or reserve seats at our upcoming conservation dinner. Your support is vital to the mission of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) and will ensure we raise funds and recruit volunteer skilled labor in order to deliver a hands-on, community-based conservation project that demonstrates solidarity in the outdoors right where you live, work, and recreate.

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  • 2019 NC A. Philip Randolph Institute Banquet is April 13th

    Newly-elected state Supreme Court Justice Anita Earls will speak at the North Carolina A. Philip Randolph Institute’s 45th Annual Education Awards Banquet and Birthday Celebration, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Durham.

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