Dr King Stood with City Workers

UE150 Launches Campaign to Organize a Statewide Movement of City Workers

To expand union rights, build organization and establish a Municipal Workers Bill of Rights. Join us!

In the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., UE150 is organizing to unite city workers across the state of North Carolina! April 2018 is the 50th anniversary of when Dr. King made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for the rights of Memphis City workers. We are still fighting today for many of the rights that Dr. King was supporting.

City workers in recent months in Greensboro, Charlotte, Raleigh and Durhamhave been building a statewide council to develop the Municipal Workers Bill of Rights campaign to establish standards for wages, grievance protections, safety, union rights and more. We must overturn ‘Right-to-Work’ (for less!) and further expose the ruling made by the ILO, an agency of the UN, that the Jim Crow ban on public sector collective bargaining is a violation of international law.

This past summer, a city worker, Anthony Milledge, died after working a 14-hour day in the summer heat. Until our organized response, none of the cities across the state had any written policies to protect workers from excessive heat.

We call on clergy, religious/faith leaders, community organizations and leaders to join the fight to uplift City Workers struggles for justice. Public workers are an important standard-bearer for the conditions and wages faced by other workers. They also can play a critical role in all movements for social and economic justice. but first, they need your support as they build their collective power.

How can you help?

  1. Join Community Labor Support Outreach Committee
    We need community and labor supporters to join these local committees to help us organize forums, press conferences, and other events to coincide with January 15 Dr. King day holiday’s and also April 4, 2018.
  2. Join Canvassing Committee, Outreach Brigades
    We will not only be doing broader outreach in the cities where we have active UE150 chapters – Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro and Charlotte – but also reaching out to workers in smaller cities nearby.
  3. Sign up to be a Community Supporting Member of UE150
    We need resources to organize! Become a sustaining member today with $5 per month donation!

    Workers from any workplace, public and private sector, are eligible to join as full dues-paying, $17 per month, at-large members.