“This bill is about restoring the full rights of public employees who are currently given the right to unionize but can’t enjoy the protections and benefits of a collectively negotiated contract,” said Sen. Nickel. “These employees deserve equal treatment under the law, and now is the time to give it to them.”
Lawmakers, workers, and labor and community leaders will announce legislation to value public service by repealing North Carolina’s Jim Crow-era ban on collective bargaining agreements at a legislative press conference April 24th.
Our students deserve better, and by standing up and standing together, we will ensure they get better.
Update: Despite your calls and our lobbying against it, HB 677 did pass the state house on Monday night. The bill now moves to the state senate.
January 4, 2013
Court: Dues deduction ban “retaliatory”, overturned
A judge in Wake County has thrown out a controversial law passed by Republican state lawmakers in a surprise late-night vote one year ago taking away from all public school employees their ability to have association dues deducted from their paychecks.
January 21, 2011
Stop the Lies!
Blaming public employees for problems created by Wall Street Public service workers are under attack — but the real cause of our country’s economic troubles are greedy Wall Street CEOs, their friends in Washington who turn a blind eye, and the right-wing talking heads who spin the lies. Watch this video then add your name […]
May 21, 2010
June 15 is Collective Bargaining Lobby Day
Click to download the flyer. Come to Raleigh and support public employees State budget crises across the country have led to major cuts in public services for the public good while ideologues foment resentment of public workers despite research which shows they earn as much as 12% less than their private sector counterparts. In North […]
April 23, 2010
Collective Bargaining Lobby Day Set for June 15
SAVE THE DATE: 6/15 at 9:00 AM On June 15, 2010, we must stand together to repeal a 50-year-old Jim Crow law (NC General Statute 95-98) that denies a basic human right to the public workers who help make our state run and are essential to our state’s economic recovery. Only North Carolina and Virigina […]
May 13, 2009
Fayetteville Meeting with Legislators on May 21
HOPE Coalition, lawmakers to discuss repealing ban The Fayetteville Area HOPE Committee will be meeting with Margaret Dickson and other Cumberland County legislators on May 21 at the Bordeaux Library. The meeting begins at 5pm and the legislators will arrive at 6pm. A facilitator and speakers will be on hand to make the case for […]