MEDIA ADVISORY: Coalition speaks out for collective bargaining

 MEDIA ADVISORY: Coalition speaks out for collective bargaining

The NC Hope Coalition and allies will rally for fairness for public employees this Tuesday

WHO: NC Hope Coalition
WHAT: Speak Out and Lobby Day in support of collective bargaining for public employees
WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Bicentennial Plaza

RALEIGH (June 15) – Public employees make North Carolina run. But without collective bargaining rights, we do a disservice to hardworking people and justice in our state. That's the message the NC HOPE Coalition will send at an all-day event at the General Assembly in Raleigh this Tuesday.

Public employees and their allies will hold a speak out in Bicentennial Plaza from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Coalition members will also lobby legislators at the General Assembly from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Public employees are crucial to our quality of life,” said MaryBe McMillan of the NC State AFL-CIO. “What if we didn't have public sanitation workers and school bus drivers and teachers and firefighters and custodians? We need public employees and public services now more than ever, and it's long past time to treat these hardworking people fairly.”

Coalition members will urge their legislators to support House Bill 750 and Senate Bill 427, which would permit collective bargaining for public-sector workers.

For More Information, Contact: MaryBe McMillan, Secretary-Treasurer, North Carolina State AFL-CIO, 919-833-6678,; Jeff Shaw, Communications Director, NC Justice Center, 503.551.3615,