State lawmakers continue to Ignore North Carolina’s greatest challenge


Business at North Carolina’s statehouse is in full swing. During the “crossover week,” lawmakers were burning the midnight oil to push their priority bills through to the next stage of the legislative process. Unfortunately, what’s missing from these bills is legislation aimed at reducing the plight of families in poverty in North Carolina. [Continue Reading…]

Dereliction of duty

MaryBe McMillan speaks at NC State AFL-CIO's Workers' Memorial Day press conference in Raleigh. (Photo courtesy: Jeff Shaw)

Workers Memorial Day serves to highlight the inexcusable failures of state Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry No worker should have to trade health or life just to make a living, yet work kills an average of 12 workers every day. People like Juan Carlos Perez Cruz, 25, killed when he got caught on the conveyor belt [Continue Reading…]