|SPCLC Weekly Newsletter May 14th,2018|
“My friends, it is solidarity of labor we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing.” – Mother Jones
#Red4Ed Wednesday, May 16th will be an historic event in our state. Teachers without collective bargaining rights have taken collective action by taking personal days on Wednesday. This broad show of worker power has shut down nearly 1/3 of school systems across the state. More than 15,000 teachers are expected to descend on the General Assembly to demand higher wages and better funding for our schools.
How Can You Support?
· Attached is a doc Everything you need to know about May 16. You can continue to get alerts by signing up at www.may16.org
· Can’t go to Raleigh? There will be a solidarity Action in Charlotte on Wednesday 5/16 in First Ward Park, from 11:00am-1:30pm. Details Here.
· Can’t get off work? Donate to the effort to get 10 buses of teachers from Charlotte to Raleigh. https://www.gofundme.com/5i7whu8
Raising Wages Lobby Day will be held in Raleigh on Tuesday May 22nd. If you are able please join us for this very important first step of our state-wide coalition to take real action to raise the minimum wage in North Carolina! RSVP using the link above, for questions contact Ashley at 704-773-9558.
NEWS YOU CAN USE:
Worker Action on the Rise! Solidarity is sweeping the nation! World Socialist Web site reports more strikes so far in 2018 than all of 2017!
History Minute: The key to organizing the South has always been solidarity across racial lines. It is as true now as it was in 1934 when the CIO set out to organize Winston-Salem tobacco workers in Operation Dixie.
The May CLC meeting will be held Thursday, May 17th at the IBEW Hall. 1900 Cross Beam Drive, Charlotte NC. Executive board to meet at 6:00pm. Meeting at 7:00pm.
APRI will meet Saturday May 19th @ 12:00pm. 5501 Executive Center Drive, Suite 230, Charlotte NC Don’t forget about the youth group that meets at 1:00pm!