Update: Despite your calls and our lobbying against it, HB 677 did pass the state house on Monday night. The bill now moves to the state senate.
March 8, 2013
Liz Shuler makes case for workers’ rights in NC
National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler came to town this week for stops in Raleigh, at Duke, and at UNC Chapel Hill on Monday and Tuesday to talk about how workers’ rights are good for workers and good for business and why “right-to-work” for less is wrong for North Carolina.
February 15, 2013
Liz Shuler, national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, coming to NC
We are excited to announce that national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, Liz Shuler, will be in North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday, March 4th and 5th! Shuler is coming to the Triangle-area to speak about why workers’ rights are important with stops in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
February 1, 2013
Republicans introduce three anti-worker constitutional amendments
True to his word, on the first day of business in the new legislative session, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis introduced one bill to put three anti-worker, anti-union amendments to our state constitution on the ballot in 2014.
January 18, 2013
Charlotte City workers win dues checkoff
This week, employees of the City of Charlotte won small victory that will make a big difference in strengthening their unions.
November 2, 2012
N.C. voters favor strengthening laws to protect workers
We noticed strong support for strengthening laws to protect workers when NC Policy Watch released results of its September Carolina Issues Poll of North Carolina voters.
August 24, 2012
AFL-CIO supports boycott of Palermo’s pizza
Show your solidarity with the striking workers of Palermo’s by honoring the boycott until the company ends its unlawful efforts to interfere with the right of its workers to organize and bargain for a safer workplace and a better life..
June 15, 2012
The Main Street Moment: Struggle in the heartland
Only organized workers can save us from organized greed.
March 16, 2012
Labor Secretary Solis marches with Labor in Alabama
All of us should be proud to have a leader like Hilda Solis serving the workers of the United States as our Secretary of Labor. Secretary Solis is a reminder than we won more than a presidential election in 2008 – we won a fighter for working people in the federal department charged with protecting our rights.
The time has come to recognize American’s right to form a union “as fundamental as freedom from discrimination in employment and education.”
February 24, 2012
Join national day of action against ALEC Feb 29
Occupy Winston-Salem is supporting a national day of action on February 29 to call attention to the corporations that fund ALEC. They’re calling it Occupy the Corporations / #Feb29, and we are calling on our members and others who value work and condemn greed to join us.
February 4, 2012
At town hall, Thom Tillis blames teachers for his attacks
About 60 union members and community activists showed up at Gaston Community College in Belmont, NC to welcome North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to another of his “Divide & Conquer” town halls. It was Tillis’ first town hall appearance since holding a surprise midnight session of the General Assembly on January 5 to strip teachers of their rights.
January 13, 2012
Republican state lawmakers begin 2012 attacking workers’ rights
The New Year means new opportunities for our Republican-controlled state legislature to attack workers’ rights, and the arrogant extremists in charge on Jones Street wasted little time in getting down to business. At 1:12am on January 5, Republicans voted to eliminate dues deduction for members of NCAE.
November 10, 2011
Ohio Voters Resoundingly Reject Union-Busting Law
On Nov. 8, Ohio voters repealed SB5, which took away the right of public employees to bargain for a middle-class life.
October 21, 2011
Workshops: Protecting Workers Rights During Economic Crisis
The North Carolina Justice Center is conducting a series of workshops across North Carolina to empower workers with the knowledge they need to protect their rights, especially in times of economic crisis like these.