Southern Workers Assembly: Southern Workers on a Move! Panel + Dinner April 21, 2023 in Charlotte, NC

Greetings Southern Workers Assembly friends!

The Southern Workers Assembly is kicking off our school weekend in Charlotte tonight with this super exciting panel discussion. Hope to see you all there (even if you can’t make the school this weekend!)

Southern Workers on a Move!

Panel Discussion

+ Free dinner

Friday, April 21

6:00pm – Food

7:00pm – Panel

Teamsters Union Hall

2529 Beltway Blvd

Charlotte, NC

Panel facilitated by Ajamu Dillahunt (Black Workers for Justice, SWA Coordinating Committee, retired Postal Worker)

Introduction by Ashely Hawkins, president of the Charlotte Metrolina Central Labor Council

Greetings from Nichel Dunlap-Thompson (Statewide Recording Secretary for UE150, member of BWFJ, SWA, Cohort with Jobs with Justice)

Cultural performance by Fruit of Labor Singing Ensemble

Worker speakers include:

Mama Cookie Bradley, Union of Southern Service Workers, long-time fast food service worker

Hugh Sawyer (Railroad Workers United, 35 years of service at Norfolk Southern in Atlanta, member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) Division 316 )

Dominic Harris (President of the Charlotte City Workers Union, chapter of UE Local 150, and Treasurer of the statewide local, SWA Coordinating Committee)

Dion Coutrier (Amazon worker organizer that worked at CLT4, an Amazon Fulfillment Center)

Sharon James (Early Childhood Professional and member of National Domestic Workers Alliance, We Dream in Black)

If you cannot make the event in person, it will also be live streamed from the SWA Facebook page at

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