The State Senate passed their outrageous budget a few weeks back — literally giving corporations $13.9 BILLION in tax breaks (they want to completely eliminate corporate tax in next 5 years) , while only talking about a pathetic 1.5% for y’all. It’s outrageous.
Right now the state NC House is debating its budget and should have it put by next Wed July 21 (Update: As of August 4 the House still has no proposed budget). So now is a perfect time to call your Rep in House and keep pressure on.
Pasted here is a flier our union put together about it. We are asking members to focus calls on Rep Donnie Lambeth who is one of the Sr chief budget writers with lots of power over the budget.
ACTION #1: EVERYONE – Call Rep. Donnie Lambeth today at 919-733-5747
Tell him DHHS/UNC and all state workers deserve a REAL raise and SAFE staffing! Make the corporations pay their fair share of taxes!
ACTION #2: CALL REP in your County/Workplace:
CRH/Murdoch/RJ Blackley – Rep. Larry Yarborough (Granville Co.) 919-715-0850
Caswell – Rep. Chris Humphrey (Lenoir/Pitt Co.) 919-733-5995
Cherry/O’Berry– Rep. John Bell (Wayne/Greene Co.) 919-715-3017
Longleaf – Rep. Linda Cooper-Suggs (Wilson Co.) 919-733-5898
UNC System – Rep. John Hardister (Education Appropriations and University Committee Chair) – 919-733-5191
ACTION #3: Print and share with co-workers and family, ask them to call!
ACTION #4 – Join us in Raleigh on Thursday August 12 to Demand a People’s Budget.
Thursday, Aug. 12, 11:30am
Gather at Governor Cooper’s mansion (200 N. Blount Street) & March to NC Legislative Building (16 W. Jones Street)
Join UE150 and the NC United for Survival and Beyond Coalition in our fight for a People’s Budget for a mass rally at the NC General Assembly. We will be fighting for:
- Real raises for state employees
- Safe staffing in DHHS facilities
- Make corporations pay their fair share of taxes
- Funding for healthcare, housing and public education!
Action will start at the Governor Coopers Mansion (200 N. Blount St.) at 11:30am and march to the NC
Legislative Building on the morning of Thursday, August 12. Please schedule to take o work that morning and
RSVP by emailing us at organizeUE150@ueunion.org