NC Voting Rights Fight

NC Voting Rights Fight Moves From the Courtroom to the Streets (Photo: Kaitlyn Barlow via NC NAACP) The crowd during the 2015 Moral March on Raleigh, North Carolina. By Sue Sturgis…As the federal trial over […]

2297 Workforce Part of Historical Movement Celebrating Black History Month

HISTORY OF THE WOMEN MARINES Since 1918, women have answered the call to serve proudly in the United States Marines and the role of women in the Marines has evolved and expanded. All Women Marines […]

Black History Month – Marines in Southeastern, North Carolina

Montford Point Marines (1942-1949) With the beginning of World War II African Americans would get their chance to be in “the toughest outfit going,” the previously all-white Marine Corps. The first recruits reported to Montford […]

Machinists Union President Responds to TPP Signing

Washington, D.C., February 3, 2016  International President Robert Martinez, Jr., of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers issued the following statement on the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the Obama Administration. We […]

Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP

Posted by Jeremy | January 29, 2016…For the full rundown AFLCIONC.ORG PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR National Trade Lobby Day is Feb. 10th 2016 Fight to defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership heats up As our fight […]

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 […]