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U.S. Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service
Who: Local Postal Workers
What: Protest against mail processing center closings and mail delays
Where: 201 N McDowell St, Charlotte NC
When: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM | Friday November 14th, 2014
Day of action we have coming up this Friday 11/14 at 11:00am at the Downtown Post office at 201 N McDowell St. Parking at Little Rock AME Zion Baptist Church: 401 N McDowell St.
Share of Households Earning Middle-Class Income
Income inequality became a hot topic of economic conversation in 2014, and publications like The Atlantic have taken notice. In 17 Things We Learned About the Economy in 2014, the authors explore the growth of low-income jobs, stagnant wages for families and shrinking wages for younger workers, the racial and gender wage gap, taxes and the dwindling middle class.Read more >>>
Good News for Postal and Federal Workers about the Greensboro Civil Rights Museum!
Walk for Kay!
Charlotte, NC, October 13, 2014: The Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council affiliation of the NC State AFL-CIO is holding a Get Out the Vote canvass in Southwest Charlotte on Saturday October 18th, 2014. Read more >>>
Transport Workers (TWU) Local 527 provides support services for U.S. troops as they train and learn signal command at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Ga. TWU members do everything from issuing and repairing equipment and vehicles to making sure the well water is safe to drink and the facilities are heating and cooling properly. Read the full article>>>
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If you are retired, you need to be involved. More at retiredamericans.orgRead more >>>
It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>
When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>
The Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing numerous members in a variety of unions throughout North Carolina.
The mission of the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.
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