April 10, 2015
On April 15, we will be standing up, speaking out and fighting for fair pay at the MASSIVE rallies around the globe for the Fight for $15. Stand with us!
We love this new post written by Sandy Irving, Volunteer Program Associate for the NC Council of Churches. If you believe in our agenda or raising wages and empowering workers, we think you will love it too.
Two years ago, people who work as cooks and cashiers in fast food restaurants launched a movement to raise their wages to $15/hour and win the right to form a union without retaliation. Now that movement is growing.
Join home health care workers, fast food workers, and other community members for a town hall forum to highlight the struggle for $15 and a union for home care workers on Thursday, March 5th in Raleigh.
Union members from across the state came to Raleigh this week for the rollout of “A Working People’s” legislative agenda at our biennial labor legislative conference and lobby day where they also honored public and private sector workers and lawmakers engaged in the fight for raising wages.
Our inspirational story of the week goes to fast food workers in the Fight for $15 and their community supporters in Greensboro who answered workplace injustice in a very-Greensboro way. Triad City Beat covered what happened after Wendy’s retaliated against their employee Crystal Price for standing up for higher wages and the right to form a union.
The suit alleges that the company targeted minority workers and that top level management regularly harassed black and Latino workers – including with comments from supervisors that there were “too many black people” working at the franchises.
On Saturday, August 9 workers from across NC and other Southern states will gather in Goldsboro, NC for Solidarity City – a day long gathering of workers to discuss strategy, develop their organizing skills, and lay out how to continue to build a united effort to organize the South.
Check out this great mini-documentary on low-wage worker organizing in the South to learn what it’s all about, with strike footage and interviews with fast food workers and labor and civil rights leaders.
Think 331 to 1 is a ridiculous pay gap between the average CEO and the average worker? According to a shocking new report by think tank Demos, fast-food CEOs make 1000 times what they pay their average workers, and that’s down from 1200 to 1 in 2012.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred and forty-thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working people.