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Local Young Worker Groups kickoff in North Carolina

Jeremy Sprinkle
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Join the next meetup May 22nd in Fayetteville

Young Worker Groups are building on the success of the first Carolina Young Workers Conference last Fall by organizing local groups, beginning in Charlotte and Fayetteville.

Last Sunday a diverse group of about a dozen young workers in Charlotte came together for the first meeting of Charlotte Young Workers Group.

Young workers in Fayetteville will hold their kickoff event with a cookout this Sunday, May 22, in Lake Rim Park.

What: Fayetteville Young Workers Group kickoff cookout

When: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Where: Lake Rim Park, 2214 Tar Kiln Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28304

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Grab the Fayetteville YWG kickoff cookout flyer (PDF):

Grab the flyer for this event (PDF)

Grab the flyer for this event (PDF)

It ain't easy being young

Young workers today are members of the largest generation of people to enter the workforce since the baby boomers, but they are the least likely to realize their potential collective bargaining power by working together in union, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress. Find out how your income compares to other generations. Millenials are better educated and work in a more productive economy than any previous generation, yet they are paid less, have more debt and fewer job opportunities (thanks in part to older workers having to work later in life), and suffer an unemployment rate that's twice the national average. Millenials also face the challenge of overcoming false stereotypes about their work ethic.

Read: Why Are Millennials Worse Off Than You Are?