AFL-CIO NC: Solidarity Forever with N.C. Teachers and School Employees!
Statement by NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan in Support of the May 1st Public Education Day of Action

Statement by NC State AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan in Support of the May 1st Public Education Day of Action “We march to inspire citizens around the state to stand up and speak up because together we can make a difference.” — MaryBe McMillan (RALEIGH, May 1, 2019) — “Postal workers, electricians, nurses and other union […]

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Thousands of Public School Employees and Supporters send a Message to North Carolina Legislators

Yesterday was huge. Thousands of public school educators, bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria workers, social workers, counselors, coaches and other support staff – along with their supporters – flooded the streets of Raleigh. Again. But we didn’t just show up today. We organized. We held our legislators accountable and put them on record about their stance […]

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Public School Unions send solidarity for May 1

We are humbled and grateful for the support of our sisters & brothers in the Chicago Teachers Union and the United Teachers Los Angeles for the upcoming #AllOutMay1 mobilization. The 26,000 members of the CTU and the 34,000 members of UTLA have helped lead the movement for stronger schools. We thank you for your leadership […]

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The historic strikes and protests by teachers across the country aren’t over
Thousands of teachers rallied outside the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., on May 16, 2018, seeking a political showdown over wages and funding for public school classrooms. (Gerry Broome/AP)

Then educators worked hard to keep education at the forefront of last November’s general election, and through our advocacy, dozens of pro-public-education candidates were elected across the state. We helped break the eight-year Republican supermajority in the General Assembly, a body that was responsible for much of the education policy we marched against. We demonstrated our collective power and won big for our schools and for our children. But we’re not done yet.

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