|SPCLC Weekly Newsletter March 5th 2018|
The Kerner Commission was formed in 1968 to investigate the causes of unrest in the Black community. Fifty years after the historic Kerner Commission identified white racism as the key cause of “pervasive discrimination in employment, education and housing,” there has been no progress in how African Americans fare in comparison to whites when it comes to homeownership, unemployment and incarceration, according to a report released Monday by the Economic Policy Institute.
Let this serve as a reminder that our work, as a part of the union movement, as champions for living wage jobs and racial equality in all public sectors must be the core value that drives our work to #OrganizeTheSouth. In Solidarity, Ashley Hawkins
UPCOMING ACTIONS/GET INVOLVED
URGENT! WE HAVE TWO SPOTS LEFT TO FILL for the AFL-CIO Building Twitter Power Webinar training! Registration closes on Wednesday 3/7. We have signed up six delegates and two labor allies. This training is so important for getting our message out. If you are interested email Scott Thrower at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid Response call this week! Wednesday at 6:00pm!
Read the more from the Washington Post on the Kerner Commission and the Economic Policy Institute Report.
The WV Teachers Strike Marches on! The governor has offered concessions but these brave workers are continuing to strike until the Legislature can show proof that their demands will be met! Are Oklahoma teachers next?
Op-Ed from a member of the Duke Graduate Students Union in the Raleigh News and Observer on why Organizing the South is important.
The March CLC meeting will be held Thursday, March 29th at the IBEW Hall. 1900 Cross Beam Drive, Charlotte NC. Executive board to meet at 6:00pm. Meeting at 7:00pm. Dinner provided.
This change is due to the NC AFL CIO Executive Board retreat scheduled on our regular meeting date, the majority of our own Executive Board will be in attendance. At this meeting we will elect two vacant Trustee seats.
STAY TUNED DURING THE WEEK