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Union groups join NC NAACP at Labor Day event

RALEIGH, N.C. -

The protest movement against the Republican-led North Carolina legislature continues on Labor Day by focusing on what its critics call anti-worker legislation.

Representatives of the state AFL-CIO and Farm Labor Organizing Committee joined the Rev. William Barber with the NAACP at a Monday news conference in Raleigh.

They says state lawmakers hurt workers by passing bills this year that will prevent hundreds of thousands of people from receiving either emergency federal unemployment benefits or the state's earned income tax credit.

The protests will continue Tuesday, when civil rights and union leaders plan to give report cards to all 170 legislators as lawmakers return for a veto override session.

More than 900 people have been arrested inside the Legislative Building over three months in civil disobedience during "Moral Monday" protests.

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