March 19, 2010
AFL-CIO Call for Good Jobs, Making Wall Street Pay
Actions planned in NC next week
Working families are joining together to demand good jobs now. America needs 11 million jobs, and big Wall Street banks should pay to rebuild jobs and the economy they helped destroy in 2008.
Since the recession began, America has lost nearly 9 million jobs. While Americans have lost jobs, homes, retirement savings, and hope, Wall Street banks took billions in taxpayer bailouts – and returned to business as usual.
In 2009 alone, Wall Street banks paid their executives $145 billion in pay and bonuses. Now they’re spending millions lobbying to kill financial reform.
Good Jobs Now: Make Wall Street Pay events led by the AFL-CIO are taking place across the country. Find out more at www.aflioc.org/createjobs.
What: Make Wall Street Pay To Restore Jobs targeting Bank of America and Wachovia
When: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 12:00 noon
Where: Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville, NC
For more information about the Asheville action, contact Western NC CLC President, Mark Case 828-215-8883.
What: Informational Picket targeting Bank of America
When: Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11:30 am
Where: Bank of America, 321 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC
For more information about the Raleigh action, contact Triangle Labor Council President, Michael Gravinese at 919-833-6678.