February 19, 2018
Our weekly email blast with updates from our blog, news that works for working people, and upcoming actions and events.
SMART Union member and CATS bus driver Debra Franklin is getting recognition for giving back to the Queen City community.
Interfaith Worker Justice recently published a report following a four-month international investigation into Mondelēz outsourcing of good, family-sustaining jobs to Mexico where workers only make about a dollar an hour.
With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME later this month, North Carolina State House Representative Pricey Harrison wrote an excellent defense of our freedom to join in strong unions for an op-ed published recently by the Greensboro News & Record.
On February 24, join thousands of working people and our allies standing up for our freedoms and demanding an end to a system that’s rigged against us. Here’s why that matters and how you can help!
A new Twitter training series will equip organizers, staff, and activists with tools and know how to shape news coverage, recruit influential allies to our causes, and hold elected officials accountable — but only if affiliates and community allies enroll 50 people by March 7th.
Clergy, members of community & civic organizations, labor advocates, public servants, and private citizens held a sidewalk rally with striking Border Rebar workers outside the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) this afternoon to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.
Striking workers who have been injured and abused on the job will hold a sidewalk rally outside North Carolina Department of Transportation headquarters on Monday, Feb. 12th, to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.
Join us for the 12th annual Moral March on Raleigh and Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly on February 10, 2018. This annual mobilization of the HKonJ Coalition brings together justice loving people from across the state and nation to stand against the legislative attacks on the people of North Carolina and to continue to fight for our moral agenda.
Fifty years later, North Carolinians are coming together to remember the strikers with a National Moment of Silence on February 1st and a special event featuring William “Bill” Lucy at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, February 4th in Greensboro.
Last week, Senator Tillis voted against a bill to guarantee back pay to government workers who worked through the shutdown. This Tuesday, January 30, we’re rallying at his office to show him our disappointment.
Today, we commemorate the Women’s March at the “Rally on Raleigh” and vow our continuing solidarity. We dare not linger long in celebration. History is holding up a mirror that we cannot evade.
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