• Workers Memorial Day is Monday, April 28

    Decades of struggle by workers and their unions have resulted in significant improvements in working conditions. But the toll of workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths remains enormous. Each year, thousands of workers are killed and millions more are injured or diseased because of their jobs. The unions of the AFL-CIO remember these workers on April […]

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  • Teach-in on Collective Bargaining at NCCU

    The North Carolina HOPE Coalition is co-sponsoring a teach-in on collective bargaining rights with the Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change and Traction. Scheduled for April 3rd on the campus of North Carolina Central University, the teach-in is timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary Martin Luther King, Jr’s stand with public employees in […]

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  • Continental Tire Relocating 300 Jobs to SC

    Yet more welfare for an undeserving corporation Once the employer of 1,450 workers in NC, many of them union members of USW Local 850, Continental Tire (CTNA) in recent years has all but ceased production here, choosing to open shop in Brazil. In moving its North American headquarters to Lancaster, SC, the tire maker would […]

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  • 1,000 Signatures of HOPE campaign is online

    The Hear Our Public Employees Coalition, of which the State Fed is a charter member, is conducting a broad effort to gather signatures onto an open letter to members of the General Assembly, urging lawmakers to support repeal of the prohibition on public employee collective bargaining by supporting HB 1583. The signature gathering effort is […]

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr: Visionary & Trade Unionist

    There’s a great article at the AFL-CIO Blog published in time for the national holiday in Dr. King’s honor this Monday. This year, the annual AFL-CIO King Day celebration is in Memphis, the site of his last campaign and where he was assassinated while helping city sanitation workers gain a voice at work. Students at […]

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  • Hotline for Troubled Union Homeowners

    From the AFL-CIO Blog: President John Sweeney and Union Privilege President Leslie Tolf have announced the launch of the Union Plus Save My Home Hotline. “The Save My Home Hotline will provide free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the counselors at Money Management International, a nonprofit, HUD-certified housing counseling […]

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  • 50th Annual Convention: It’s a Wrap!

    Our State Federation turned 5-0 earlier this year, and last month delegates from unions and affiliated organizations from across North Carolina gathered in Fayetteville to celebrate our Golden Anniversary on September 20-21, 2007. To mark the occasion, delegates and their guests in attendance at our Convention Banquet received a special gift – a sapphire blue […]

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  • Recognizing Employer Partnerships that Work

    American Rights at Work, a progressive, pro-worker think tank whose mission is to advance democracy in the workplace, has compiled the third edition of its annual report, The Labor Day List: Partnerships that Work. This report shows that major corporations can grown and profit from healthy, positive relationships with workers instead of falling back on […]

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  • Radio Interviews: James Andrews & “Norma Rae”

    In our Labor Day update, we told folks that President James Andrews and Crystal Lee Sutton aka “Norma Rae” would be interviewed on News and Views with Chris Fitzsimon. Both interviews are currently available online at NC Policy Watch. Listen to the interview with James Andrews on health care, wages, and collective bargaining. Listen to […]

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  • National Demonstration for Smithfield Workers

    This August 29th, join hundreds of labor, faith, and social justice leaders in Williamsburg, Virginia at the largest-ever rally in support of Smithfield workers! What: Demonstration at Smithfield Foods’ Annual Shareholders Meeting When: August 29th, 2007, 11:00 – 3:30 p.m. Where: Williamsburg, Virginia Who: Workers from Smithfield’s Tar Heel plant, hundreds of their supporters, and […]

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  • 2007 Carolina Labor School set for June 24-29

    We are very excited to announce that registration for the 2007 Carolina Labor School is now open! Labor School will be held at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington on June 24-29, 2007. Admission to Labor School is open only to members of affiliated local unions and state councils.

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