I.B.E.W. Local Union 379
Serving The Carolinas Since 1926

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  • General May 29, 2018
    SPCLC Weekly Newsletter May 29, 2018
    by admin Thrower

    In every movement there are high points and low point; victories, tragedies and defeats. This Memorial Day we observe the loss of those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice in the name of the freedoms we hold most dear. But we also know that sacrifice and service aren’t always indicated by a military uniform. In Charlotte last week, a man fell to his death on a construction site because of an allegedly malfunctioning piece of equipment.  Juventino Hernandez was only 24, with a wife and four-year-old daughter, He wasn’t a union member and it doesn’t matter. No one should go to work and not return home.  Please say a prayer for Juventino. -In solidarity, Ashley Hawkins

    ACTIONS:

    Press Conference to demand Justice for Juventino.  The CLC will be joining members of the community for a press conference demanding justice for Juventino on Wednesday, May 30th at 9:30am.  Info here.

    #Red4Ed Next Steps

    It's time to take the #Red4Ed movement to the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. The public hearing on the budget is on June 4th at 5PM and we are asking the County Commissioners to fully fund the CMS budget request.  

    An increase to the county supplement, support for our EL students, funding for AVID, and funding for cultural proficiency training are only some of what was LEFT OUT of the County Manager's proposed budget, a budget that only included approximately 50% of what CMS requested. 
    Even if you can’t show up to support on June 4th, here are two things EVERYONE can do:

    1. Call and E-mail the Mecklenburg County Commissioners and ask them to fully fund the CMS Budget Request. A 2 page toolkit is located here.  It has the contact information, an E-mail template, as well as the talking points as to why the County needs to prioritize our students and FULLY fund the CMS Budget request

    2. Share with others about the Public Hearing on June 4th at 5PM and the need for your friends and network to contact their County Commissioners and tell them to FULLY fund the CMS Budget request. The RSVP link is here.  And the Facebook event is located here.   You can also Forward this email to your networks.  

    Do you know someone who works at Wal-Mart? Do they ever tell you about pressure for production from their managers?  Lack of training?  Low wages?  Constantly changing and inconsistent schedules?  Working 32 hours one week and 8 the next63% of retail workers in North Carolina work at Wal-Marts and they deserve a solution to all these issues!  If you have a friend or family member who works at Wal-Mart and let them know about OUR Wal-Mart (Organizing United for Respect at Wal-Mart), a group of Wal-Mart Associates organizing to create change in their stores! Put your fam in touch with Jhari Derr-Hill jhari@united4respect.org so they can be part of the change!

    NEWS YOU CAN USE:

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