March 30, 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-255-2711
NC AFL-CIO Responds to the “Repeal” of House Bill 2
Leaving working people vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation is shameful
MaryBe McMillan, Secretary-Treasurer of the NC State AFL-CIO, issued the following statement on the passage of House Bill 142:
We are deeply disappointed that the so-called repeal of House Bill 2 still limits local government’s ability to pass non-discrimination or living wage ordinances. Working people in North Carolina deserve discrimination-free workplaces, higher wages, and paid sick leave. Cities and counties that want to provide such protections to workers should be allowed to do so, now – not almost four years from now. While we support efforts to bring jobs back to North Carolina, imposing a moratorium that leaves working people vulnerable to discrimination and exploitation is shameful.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing a hundred and thirty thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people. PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605.