Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
January 13-16, 2024
Week of WORKERS Action

NC Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150, is calling all workers, allies and particularly our UE 150 chapters to join us in planning political direct actions, workers rights petition signing efforts, press conferences, action events, teach-ins, sing-ins for justice, etc.

Remembering and honoring Dr. King’s stand for workers’ rights, union organizing and against unjust wars in the 1960s is critically important today. Misleaders and myth makers don’t want us to learn why King supported workers’ struggles for our rights and unions like the 1968 Memphis, TN sanitation workers and 1967 Charleston, SC hospital workers. They don’t want us to be reminded that in 1967-68 King said, “War is the enemy of the poor and workers.” King called for an end to the billions of dollars of military spending abroad and the need to shift our spending on human needs like healthcare for all, affordable housing, living wage jobs at home.

Join NCPSWU-UE Local 150 by organizing direct political action and actions like those listed above as we demand:

  • $25/hr minimum wage for city workers, service workers and all workers
  • Workers Bill of Rights
  • Collective Bargaining Rights
  • Stop sending US money to Israel’s military, Permanent Ceasefire Now!
  • Rehire Arnie Jones!

Join city workers to rally in your area:

  • Charlotte – Sat., Jan. 13 , gather at 8:30am at corner of 11th St and N. Tryon St (MLK parade (march and leaflet action). Contact 704-954-9647
  • Durham – Mon., Jan 15, gather at 10:30am at CCB Plaza (201 Corcoran St.) for rally, march kicks off at 11:00am to City Hall. Contact 919-672-0028
  • Greensboro Join NAACP march on Monday, January 15 at 10:00am, Benbow Center at 2031 Martin Luther King Dr, Greensboro. Contact 704-576-0010
  • Raleigh – Two actions: 1) Monday, January 15 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Teach in & Telephone Blitz at the Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center, 4200 Lake Ridge Dr. & 2) Tues., Jan 16 at 3:00pm – informational picket at Raleigh City Hall, 228 W Hargett St. Contact 919-876-7187
  • Rocky Mount – Mon., Jan 15 – 7:30am – 26th Annual Empowerment Breakfast at Franklinton Center at Bricks; 10:00am – 26th Annual Motorcade and March starting at Whitakers Town Park, NW Railroad St; 11:00am – Celebration at Bloomer Hill Community Center, 10065 US 301 North, Whitakers, NC
  • Greenville – Monday, January 15 at 10:30am, 400 Nash St (CM Eppes Gym) will be a parade organized by Pitt County Coalition Against Racism. Contact 252-258-1602
Translate »