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Labor Update: Week of January 29, 2018

Jeremy Sprinkle
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#TimesUp: A Poem for Women’s March 2018

MaryBe McMillan, the first woman elected President of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO, was one of the speakers at the “Women’s Rally on Raleigh,” January 20, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she delivered the following poem. Listen here.

Commemorating the 1968 “I AM” Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

Fifty years later, North Carolinians are coming together to remember the strikers with a National Moment of Silence on February 1st and a special event featuring William “Bill” Lucy at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, February 4th in Greensboro. Read more.

Moral March 2018: Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box!

Join us for the 12th annual Moral March on Raleigh and Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly on February 10, 2018. This annual mobilization of the HKonJ Coalition brings together justice loving people from across the state and nation to stand against the legislative attacks on the people of North Carolina and to continue to fight for our moral agenda. Read more.

News That Works

Take home pay for tipped workers who make $2.13 per hour could go DOWN if the Trump administration has its way."One year later and working people are worse off under President Donald Trump," says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Democrats paid a huge price for letting unions die."Right-to-Work" laws are killing the Democratic Party.

Take Action

Last week, Senator Thom Tillis voted against a bill to guarantee back pay to government workers who worked through the shutdown. This Tuesday, January 30, we’re rallying at his office to show him our disappointment. RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming! It’s important that our lawmakers stand up and fight for working people like us – and it’s important for us to hold them accountable when they don’t. What: A picket at Senator Tillis’s office, to show our disappointment in his opposition to guaranteeing back pay to federal workers affected by the shutdown When: Tuesday, January 30 at 11:30 a.m. Where: Senator Tillis’s Office, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601Parking: Don’t park in the post office parking lot across the street Federal employees: Make sure you are on your recorded lunch break or are off duty before attending Contact: Adam Orlovich, [email protected]