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MaryBe McMillan talks raising wages ahead of Labor Day

Jeremy Sprinkle
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In church and on the radio

North Carolina State AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer MaryBe McMillan sat down for an interview for the radio program News & Views with Chris Fitzsimon to talk about the future of work in North Carolina and efforts to raise the wages of working people in our state.

From the NC Policy Watch blog, the Progressive Pulse:

According to the North Carolina Justice Center, nearly 6 out of every 10 new jobs created since the end of the Great Recession are in industries that pay poverty-level wages.

Raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour would benefit  approximately one million workers in North Carolina, pumping more money into local communities.

McMillan says that she has been encouraged this year by  campaigns to ensure that local government employees receive a living wage.

As part of the 2nd Annual Labor Sabbath, MaryBe will visit the congregation of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh at 11:00 AM on Labor Sunday to talk about how more North Carolina workers need a union on their side - and how progressive people of faith can can help by sharing the good news about "labor unions".

What: MaryBe McMillan's Labor Sunday speech
When: Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607