ADVISORY for Monday, February 12, 2018
Contact: Julio Fernandez / 612-232-1253
Striking Workers to Rally Outside N.C. D.O.T. Over Abuses by One of Its Contractors
“Our state needs the infrastructure work done, but at what cost?”
RALEIGH, NC – Striking workers who have been injured and abused on the job will hold a sidewalk rally outside North Carolina Department of Transportation headquarters on Monday, Feb. 12th, to draw attention to dangerous and abusive working conditions at one of its contractors, Border Rebar, and to call on the Department to meet and discuss implementing responsible contractor policies.
“We’ve raised the issue of our tax dollars being spent on unethical companies like Border Rebar,” says Alexis Gonzalez, who walked off the job in July, “yet D.O.T. continues to allow Border on their taxpayer-funded projects. Our state needs the infrastructure work done, but at what cost?”
Who: Striking workers from Border Rebar, Jobs with Justice, J.R.R.I.C., clergy, area community groups, and others
What: A rally with workers, their families, and community members to raise awareness with the public about the continued use of an abusive contractor, Border Rebar, on D.O.T. funded projects
When: Monday, February 12t h, 2018, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: 1 S Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
About JRRIC: Justice & Respect in the Reinforcing Industry Coalition (JRRIC) was formed in 2014 by workers, their families, and supportive community organizations to combat the issues workers are facing in the reinforcing industry, today. JRRIC members believe that all workers deserve respect and a safe working environment free from abuse and harassment.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of unions of working people in North Carolina, representing a hundred and forty-five thousand members, working together 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