Election 2018

The Duke Faculty Union has not made any official endorsements in 2018.  We are, however, passing on recommendations from the North Carolina AFL-CIO (an umbrella organization to which we pay dues). 

How you vote is a personal decision.  The North Carolina AFL-CIO has done the research and thinks these are the best choices for working people:

Vote AGAINST These Constitutional Amendments:

  • Income Tax Cap Amendment: This Amendment hinders the State’s ability to collect revenue to support education, transportation and other services that benefit workers. It will likely result in even greater increases to sales tax, registration fees, and other regressive taxes that disproportionately impact workers.
  • Judicial Vacancy Appointment Amendment: The judicial branch has been an important check on the state legislature’s efforts to restrict voting rights. Allowing the legislature to choose judges will harm workers.
  • Elections and Ethics Amendment: The North Carolina legislature has been trying to curtail voting rights for years, using tactics that courts have deemed unconstitutional and racially motivated. The legislature cannot be trusted with even more power over elections.
  • Photo ID Restriction Amendment: Voting is how working people make themselves heard.  Unions in North Carolina have organized massive get out the vote efforts in recent elections, and anti-worker extremists have responded by seeking to limit access to the ballet.

Click here for more information on constitutional amendments

Vote FOR These Judicial Candidates

  • Anita Earls for NC Supreme Court
  • Allegra Collins for NC Court of Appeals
  • Toby Hampson for NC Court of Appeals
  • John Arrowood for NC Court of Appeals

Click here for more information on judicial candidates

Your vote will affect your job and your family.  


The North Carolina State American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (NC State AFL-CIO) is the largest association of unions of working people in North Carolina, representing a hundred and forty-five thousand members, working together for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.  The Duke Faculty Union is a dues-paying member of the NC AFL-CIO.