AFL-CIO, NAACP’s Moral Monday “#TalkUnion Tour” comes to Greensboro

Media Advisory for September 1, 2014

Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director,, 336-255-2711

 AFL-CIO and NAACP Team Up for Moral Monday Labor Day: The #TalkUnion Tour at noon in Greensboro

Workers and clergy to speak up for ‘labor unions’ on the holiday that bears their name

GREENSBORO, N.C. – This Monday, September 1 at 12 noon outside Greensboro’s Beloved Community Center, after a weekend during which people of faith will have spoken up for labor unions in over 30 worship services across North Carolina as part of the first-annual “Labor Sabbath” effort, a fast food worker with Raise Up for 15 will join a member of Working America for a press conference with NC NAACP President and leader of the Forward Together Movement Rev. William Barber and NC State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan. The conference is the second stop of a three-city tour on Labor Day that will highlight how North Carolina workers are finding hope to raise wages and defend workers’ rights in difficult economic and political times by taking collective action through labor unions, alt-labor organizations, and Moral Monday. The #TalkUnion Tour will kick-off in Raleigh and end in Charlotte for a massive Moral Monday Labor Day rally.

Who: Rev. William Barber of NC NAACP, MaryBe McMillan of NC State AFL-CIO, Raise Up for 15 fast-food worker, Working America member

What:  Moral Monday Labor Day: The #TalkUnion Tour (rally and press conference)

Where: Beloved Community Center, 417 Arlington St., Greensboro, NC
NOTE: In case of rain, this event will move indoors of the Faith Community Church (same location).

When: Monday, September 1, 2014 at 12 noon

Why: Workers and the people of faith who support them are speaking up for labor unions on the holiday that bears their name


The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working families.  PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605.