From the recent mobilizations of white supremacists to attack our democracy in DC with support of government officials at all levels, to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown workers, workers must continue to organize and fight! To discuss this and more, we invite you to our Workers Assembly Against Racism on February 8!
With the recent election of not only a new President, but also new officials at the state level, including a new NC Department of Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson, it is a necessity for workers to mobilize to keep pressure to make the need changes — such as adequate PPE, raising the minimum wage, changing laws to support workers rights to organize!
Most recently, many Durham Workers Assembly member labor organizations signed on to a report that included many recommendations for the NC Department of Labor to consider. We have also demanded a meeting with Labor Commissioner Dobson to discuss these demands. At the Feb 8 assembly, we will hear workers speaking out in support of these demands, and share opportunities to get more involved in the campaign to win them. Join us!
Meeting will be facilitated by Chris Hollis, former Valley Proteins poultry plant truck driver and member of Black Workers for Justice and UE.
Register in advance for this meeting:https://domesticworkers.zoom.us/…/tZUlf…
Agenda: 6:00-6:10, Welcome and Open Up Mtg (emcee) — Chris Hollis, Black Workers for Justice
6:10-6:20, Workers Assembly Against
Racism framing: DC and Wilmington Coup– 10 min, Rachel Katz with CJJ
6:20-6:25, Background on campaign with NCDOL, including report — Aiden
6:25-6:30, Report back on mtg with Commissioner Dobson — CC
6:30-6:40, Speakers- 3 mins each, connecting pieces of the DoL reportWage Theft and Right To Organize — Raise Up — Sara Fearrington Enforcement/COVID/Right to Organize — UE150 – Keshia Barnette
6:40-7:00, Breakout Discussions — 4 facilitators (Sara, Dante/Keshia, Clara, CC)
7:10-7:20, Report Back — Chris emcee leads7:20-7:25, Next Steps and Announcements
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–Join DoL working groupCloseAll participants must register in advance for this meeting: