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  • Advanced Labor School Returns April 4-6th

    We are excited to announce the return of ADVANCED Labor School, Tuesday, April 4th through Thursday, April 6th at Teamsters Local 391 in Raleigh! Registration is open to Carolina Labor School alumni and local union leaders only, and space will be limited to 40 students who register by March 24th.

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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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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