Durham NC – Reception in Honor of Striking IAMAW Workers

Reception in Honor of Striking IAMAW Workers

Workers in Moncure have been on strike for almost 8 months. Help them out!

Host: Labor Caucus of the North Carolina Young Democrats
Type: CausesFundraiser
Network: Global
Date: Sunday, April 5, 2009
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Home of Valerie Johnson
Street: 2905 Alderman Lane
City/Town: Durham, NC
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Phone: 9194144481
Email: wccubbison@gmail.com

Description

Join us at a reception in honor of the striking IAMAW Workers in Moncure. They have been on strike for almost 8 months over deplorable working conditions.

This reception will be open to all who can come, we ask that if you are able to please send a check or bring one with you. If you are unable to give (I know times are tough) you are still welcome to join us to honor the heroic efforts these workers are making. We are working on pulling together some special guests, but I can promise that some members of the Union will be on hand to explain their struggle.

Make checks out to IAMAW Local Lodge W369. You can send them to the YDNC Labor Caucus at 220 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603. We will be continuously fundraising for these workers until and past this event. We have already raised over $600 and are looking to be able to say that the Young Democrats were able to give significant aid to these workers. There is also talk of organizing a canned food drive, so please stay tuned and get involved.

For more information, read the following articles:
http://www.newsobserver.com/business/story/1419662.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-north-carolina-strike6-2009feb06,0,4686470.story?page=1

Wilson NC – About 200 People Attended The Forum On The President’s Stimulus Plan

The forum was well attended today at the Wilson OIC. The Agenda was as follows:

Presiding –  Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield

Welcome  – Howard Jones CEO and Founder, Wilson OIC, Inc.

Congressman GK Butterfield – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Dempsey Benton, Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery and Investment

Rep. Joe Tolson, Chair North Carolina House Select Committee on Economic Recovery

Senator A.B. Swindell North Carolina Legislative Budget Process and Status

Questions and Answers

Greeting/Comments from North Carolina Legislative Delegation for Wilson, Edgecombe, Nash and Halifax Counties

Special Announcement from Mr. Reginald Speight, CEO Martin County Community Action, Inc.

Closing Remarks – Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield

Sponsored by: Representatives Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Angela Bryant, Lucy Allen, Joe Tolson and Randy Stewart, and Senators Clark Jenkins, Ed Jones, and A.B. Swindell

Special Acknowledgment to the Wilson OIC for the use of their facitility and accomodations

Video:

Discussion on President Barack Obama’s Economic Recovery Plan

Pictures:

Photos – (100 Total)

Wilson NC – A Discussion on the President’s Stimulus Plan featuring Congressman G. K. Butterfield on Friday

A DISCUSSION ON THE PRESIDENT’S STIMULUS PLAN

FEATURING:

CONGRESSMAN G.K. BUTTERFIELD and MR. DEMPSEY BENTON Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery and Investment

Sponsored by representatives:

House

Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Angela Bryant,

Lucy Allen, Joe Tolson and Randy Stewart

Senators

Clark Jenkins, Ed Jones and A.B. Swindell

Friday, MARCH 27, 2009 4:00 pm – 6:00 PM

Wilson OIC Facility 801 Reid Street, East Wilson, NC 27893

252-291-0038

To rsvp, contact: Ruth Merkle, Legislative Assistant

Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield

butterfieldla@ncleg.net

919-733-5898 (RALEIGH OFFICE)

Or any of the above legislators

All non-profit groups and the public are invited and encouraged to attend!