Charlotte Construction Workers to Call for Council to Address Industry Abuses


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Charlotte Construction Workers to Call for Action by Council to Address Industry Abuses

Study exposes the dark side of Queen City contractors’ booming business

(Charlotte, NC) — Workers, community, faith, and labor groups will hold a press conference at Charlotte City hall on Monday, June 26th to urge council to pass a policy that encourage developers to disclose their contractors employment practices. While Charlotte’s construction industry is booming, Charlotte workers have yet to reap the benefits.

Build a Better South, a construction study released last month, revealed that construction workers in Charlotte work in dangerous conditions with lack of benefits of any kind, including the lack of workers’ compensation insurance.

Who: Local construction workers impacted by industry abuses; Jackie Cornejo, Partnership for Working Families; Alexis Gonzalez, Justice and Respect in the Reinforcing Industry Coalition (JRRIC); Kevin Hernandez, Latin American Coalition; Scott Thrower, IBEW Local 379; NC State AFL-CIO; Action NC; Workers Defense Project

What: Press conference to urge Charlotte City Council to protect workers

When: Monday, June 26 at 6:00 PM

Where: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (UPDATE: plaza side), 600 E. 4th street, Charlotte, NC 28202


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.