Saluting Black History & The Labor Movement

In 1867, Chicago industrialist George Pullman revolutionized rail travel with his famous Pullman Cars. When a Pullman Car was leased to a railroad, it came “equipped” with highly-trained porters to serve the travelers. The cars […]

North Carolina Voter ID Requirement

North Carolina’s Voter-ID Law Goes on Trial in Federal Court By Christopher M. Matthews… The WSJ Jan. 23, 2016 5:30 a.m. ET The legality of a 2013 North Carolina law requiring identification to vote will […]

Fighting for a Better Life: AFL-CIO Releases ‘Raising Wages’ Report

 Richard Trumka…there was progress in 2015…raising wages…an ongoing mission for the labor movement Thu. January 21, 2016…Marking nearly one year since the first ever Raising Wages Summit, the AFL-CIO released a new report detailing the […]

AFL-CIO NC Committee on Political Education (COPE)

Posted by Jeremy | January 19, 2016 N.C.’S UNIONS ENDORSE DEBORAH ROSS FOR U.S. SENATE    ROY COOPER FOR GOVERNOR Working families… back Charles Meeker for Labor Commissioner Author-Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, jeremy@aflcionc.org RALEIGH, N.C. […]

THE DREAMER THAT CHANGED A WORLD

WE REMEMBER MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. This article……..Published on Aug 28, 2013 courtesy of YouTube Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)…was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed […]

TALKING FROM THE HEART. A LEADER DEPARTS

Tom Buffenbarger looks out at the crowd before delivering his final speech as IAM International President. (Photo: Kaveh Sardari / Page One Photography) In his final video interview as IAM International President, Tom Buffenbarger talked […]

A NEW ERA BEGINS

It had only happened 12 times in the IAM’s 127-year history, but this week it happened one more time. Tom Buffenbarger officially handed over the title of IAM International President to Bob Martinez, Jr., a […]