April 6, 2021
For Immediate Release
Statement by NC AFL-CIO President MaryBe McMillan on the news that Duke University Press workers are joining together in union
“A union card is the single best tool we have to fight racial and economic inequality and to ensure dignity and due process for workers — regardless of where we were born, who we are, or what industry we work in. That is just as true in media and publishing as it is in meat packing and manufacturing. We commend the people of the Duke University Press Workers Union for exercising their freedom to join together in union so they too can know the power, protection, and hope that comes from having a union contract, and we call on Duke University to immediately recognize their union and begin collective bargaining.”
Read testimonials about why DUP workers are organizing and learn more about the DUP Workers Union at www.dupworkersunion.org.
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of unions of working people in North Carolina, representing over a hundred 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.