The NC State AFL-CIO is the North Carolina affiliate of the AFL-CIO.  It represents the interests of North Carolina unions and promotes left-of-center policies on a variety of topics, including critical race theory-aligned racial policy and LGBT interests.  
Background and Activities
The NC State AFL-CIO was founded in 1957,  two years after the 1955 merger of its national counterpart.  North Carolina has been a right to work state since before the NC State AFL-CIO was formed, meaning workers cannot be compelled to pay union fees as a condition of employment in the state. 
The NC State AFL-CIO membership includes eight Central Labor Councils that work in a particular geographic area within the state.  The organization supports labor strikes in North Carolina, as well as progressive policy priorities such as a $15 minimum wage.  It frequently attacks North Carolina Republican officials while endorsing Democratic candidates in North Carolina, including judicial candidates.   
The organization’s 2020 Annual Report claimed credit for the re-election of Gov. Roy Cooper (D) and other statewide progressive officials and for flipping of two congressional seats from Republican to Democratic after court-ordered redistricting altered the districts’ boundaries. 
The NC State AFL-CIO is led by MaryBe McMillan, a veteran North Carolina labor union operative.