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  • Winston-Salem Adopts $15/hr “Family Wage” for City Workers

    Workers and advocates celebrated this week as Winston-Salem City Council members voted unanimously to approve a minimum wage of $15 an hour or more for city workers by 2021. The move shows growing momentum in North Carolina, following similar victories in Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham and Wake County.

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  • Calls for Winston-Salem to Adopt $15 Family Wage for City Workers

    Winston-Salem faith, labor, and community members are continuing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s fight for the full freedom of all working people by calling on the City to follow the lead of Greensboro and other NC municipalities in adopting a $15 per hour family wage for city workers.

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  • Winston-Salem Day of Dignity and Respect (April 4th)

    Join Winston-Salem faith leaders, Working America, city workers, and community members as we rally to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of championing working people’s rights, April 4th at 6:00p.

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  • “Does My Vote Matter?” Read the Latest Report by Working America

    Since the 2016 election, Working America has mobilized its canvassing operation to get to the bottom of what happened by having face-to-face conversations with voters on their doorsteps. Their latest “Front Porch Focus Group” report delves into why turnout among African-Americans dropped last year and what that could mean for mid-term elections in 2018.

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  • Greensboro adopts paid parental leave for city employees

    People working for the City of Greensboro will have access to up to six months of paid parental leave thanks to a successful coalition effort by community activists and working people – including AFL-CIO community affiliate Working America.

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  • New preemption law cheats Greensboro’s working families

    Working America’s state director for North Carolina, Carolyn Smith, has issued a statement condemning the passage and signing of HB 2 into law by Gov. McCrory last week.

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  • Greensboro Standing with Women and Families Forum (3/5/16)

    March is Women’s History Month, and the Women’s Equality Center and its state partners invite you to the Greensboro Standing with Women and Families Forum, March 5th.

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  • Enroll now in Working America Health Care

    Dec. 15 is the last day to enroll, renew, or change your Marketplace health insurance plan and have coverage begin on Jan. 1, but don’t wait until deadline day! Call 888-276-2580 or visit WorkingAmericaHealthCare.org now.

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  • Working America invites you to lunch Labor Saturday (9/5)

    On the Saturday before Labor Day, join AFL-CIO community affiliate Working America for fun, fellowship, and a free lunch when they hold their Labor Day weekend celebration and open house at their office in Greensboro.

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  • Greensboro will increase minimum wage for city workers

    Supporters of raising wages, led by AFL-CIO community affiliate Working America, scored a big win in the City of Greensboro this week when city council members voted to increase the minimum wage for city workers.

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  • Pack the Greensboro City Council for raising wages! (8/18)

    Supporters of raising wages packed the first City Council meeting after the community wage panel discussion. On Tuesday, August 18, we’ll have another opportunity to urge Greensboro to up pay for its lowest paid city workers!

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  • Greensboro city workers could see wage boost

    Supporters of raising wages are urged to pack a Greensboro City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 3 after a recent community panel hosted by Working America showed the need to boost pay for city workers currently paid so little that many qualify for public assistance.

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  • Working America represents at Medicaid Expansion Lobby Day

    On Tuesday, Working America joined a diverse coalition of organizations to press for North Carolina lawmakers and Governor McCrory to reverse course and expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Working America lobbying for Medicaid expansion in NC

    Join advocates from across North Carolina at the General Assembly on Tuesday, March 24 to show your support for closing the Medicaid coverage gap. We will deliver to the governor and lawmakers our letter – along with thousands of petition signatures calling for Medicaid expansion. Help us make sure half a million hard-working North Carolinians gain access to health coverage that would create 43,000 new jobs and bring over a billion dollars into our state’s economy.

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  • Need health insurance? Try Working America Health Care

    As an AFL-CIO affiliate member, by enrolling in a qualified health plan through the Working America Health Care program, you will also have access to several exclusive health-related member benefits, including a Health Advocate service to help you coordinate your care, resolve claims, and answer questions about coverage.

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