February 15, 2013
Stops in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, March 4-5
We are excited to announce that national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer, Liz Shuler, will be in North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday, March 4th and 5th! Shuler is coming to the Triangle-area to speak about why workers’ rights are important with stops in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Liz Shuler is the highest-ranking woman leader in the AFL-CIO’s history, and the youngest elected officer ever to sit on its Executive Council. As the college-educated child of a union family, a veteran of efforts to help clerical workers organize, and a labor-community coalition builder, she brings a fresh perspective to the nation’s labor movement, now under attack in a way not seen since the 1920’s – including by our state legislature which recently introduced three anti-union constitutional amendments.
Shuler’s first stop will be in Raleigh for a very “Crucial Conversation” hosted by NC Policy Watch where she will speak on the topic of why unions are good for business and so-called ‘Right-to-Work’ laws are not.
What: Lunch with Liz Shuler, speaking on “Why unions are GOOD for BUSINESS and ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws aren’t”
When: Monday, March 4 at 12:30 PM (lunch available at 12:15 PM)
Where: Junior League of Raleigh, Community Room, 711 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605
Cost: $10 includes lunch
RSVP: Open to the public but limited space is available. Registration is required. Click here to register. For more info, contact Rob Schofield at 919-861-2065 or email@example.com.
Then on Monday evening, Shuler will head to Duke University to make the case for why unions, as the most diverse major institutions in our society, are a vital part of the solution to America’s surging inequality and a force for smart and inclusive public policy across the board.
What: C.L.A.S.S. Talk, “UNION YES! Why workers’ rights are good public policy”
When: Monday, March 4 at 5:00 PM
Where: Duke University (west campus), Sanford School of Public Policy, Rhodes Room, Corner of Towerview Rd + Science Dr, Durham, NC 27710 (park at 120 Science Dr)
Sponsor: Center for the Study of Class, Labor, and Social Sustainability at Duke. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://sites.duke.edu/class/ for more info.
Note: Free and open to the public
In Chapel Hill
Finally, Shuler will wrap up her visit to North Carolina with a lecture on why labor law matters at the UNC School of Law in Chapel Hill.
What: “The War on working people in NC and beyond: Why labor law matters”
When: Tuesday, March 5 at noon
Where: UNC Law School, Room 5042, 160 Ridge Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Sponsor: UNC Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity
Note: Free and open to the public; lunch will be provided!
Check out the flyer for Liz Shuler’s visit to North Carolina (link opens PDF) for all the details.