Category Archives: labor

Articles on Harm Trumpcare Would Do to Women’s Health

Read more about Medicaid and the damage that Trumpcare will do in the following articles, among other places. People need to realize the devastation the Senate Trumpcare Bill has on women.  In addition, North Carolina would fare the worst of any states in the country under Trumpcare.

Leaders from Feminist Majority, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Women’s March on Washington came together today in Washington, D.C. to discuss the dangers posed by Trumpcare to women across race, class and age—and to devise a plan to stop it. These leaders are

  • National NOW President Terry O’Neill
  • Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Smeal
  • Janel George, Director of Federal Reproductive Rights and Health at National Women’s Law Center
  • Michelle Batchelor, Deputy Director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
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Photo Credit: Feminist Majority

The devastation of Senate health care plan on North Carolina needs to be understood.

“If the Senate health care plan becomes law, no state’s residents would fare worse than North Carolina, according to a new study on the proposed bill. That includes 1.3 million people in North Carolina, according to a new study – the fourth-most in the nation, and the highest percentage of people losing coverage in any state.”

According to “1.3 million in NC could lose health insurance under Senate health plan,” 6/28/17, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article158456069.html.

These articles are on Medicaid and the damage that Trumpcare will do.

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The State of Discrimination: the Impact of HB2 and HB318

The State of Discrimination: The impact of HB2/HB318

About more than bathrooms, these bills also effect wages, employment and immigration. Fayetteville NOW is cosponsoring this excellent program featuring Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the NC Justice Center (NCJC), and Jimmy Buxton, Fayetteville NAACP Branch President.  

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People all over the country have heard of HB 2, filed by the NC House, ratified by House and Senate, and signed by Governor McCrory in less than 12 hours during a ‘special session’ on 3/23/16.  Misleadingly titled the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act , the interference with local ordinances on bathrooms (and targetting an already extremely vulnerable population) is only a small part of the damage it has done.  2015 bill HB318 targets immigrants and poor people and veterans.

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Latest Newsletter – full of news on HB2 on women, ERA-NC event, Roe events, etc

The January to April 2016 newsletter is full of statewide news and important national events.  From the press release about how HB 2 is DISASTROUS for women, to a look at status of the Supreme Court of the United States, to our upcoming ERA-NC Alliance event on Apr 12, 2016, to events we had in March with national feminists Ellie Smeal (Ms. Magazine/Feminist Majority) and Terry O’Neill (NOW), to a statement on what happened with Melissa Harris-Perry! Take a look!

NC NOW Newsletter Jan-Apr 2016

TPP Press Conference on 2/3/16 – pix plus

Here are some pictures from the press conference.  See the diversity and the number of organizations represented.  I am still hoping for a link to the speeches.

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Speaker: Ajamu Dillahunt, Black Workers For Justice
Photo Credit: Markatos Photography

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Show Rep it is important to address TPP – 4/5/16 in Durham

Join a coalition of over 40 organizations at Congressman Butterfield’s ‘State of the District Address’ to emphasize how harmful Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to women and the 99%.  
Our coalition of over 40 organizations (including NC NOW) has been trying to meet with Congressman BK Butterfield about TPP .  So far, he has not agreed to meet on TPP with the coalition, nor has he met with people who live in his district.  We’re taking this opportunity to show how important TPP is to so many people and organizations.
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Picture of coalition at 2/4/16 press conference which was held underneath Rep. Butterfields office building.  This was the turnout despite the rain!
Photo Credit: Markatos Photography

Meet at Durham Tech in Durham at 5:30 in front of the Educational Resources Center  for an event that goes from 6-7p.m.

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Sixteenth Annual SBA Birthday Celebration with Fay NOW

Fayetteville NOW announces its sixteenth annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception!  Join us at the VFW Post 6018 in Fayetteville on Thursday, Feb 25, 2016, 5:30pm-7:30pm. 

More information and the registration form are at https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/susanb2016.pdf

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Show Your OPPOSITION to TPP! Press Conference 2/3/16

Join us at a press conference on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016, at 10am to show your OPPOSITION to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.  Speakers will highlight how TPP will hurt the people of  North Carolina, and how past trade deals have already hurt North Carolinians.

Trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) have been great for corporations but terrible for too many of people in the involved countries. The advantages for U.S. corporations is clear – to move production to countries that pay lower wages and have few regulations.  The trade agreements also lowered or eliminated protective import-export tariffs on products crossing the border.

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Over the past 20 years, free trade agreements have served to disadvantage American workers and undermine domestic food safety in the US, but they have also stolen jobs and caused communities to fall apart in developing countries. When communities fall apart, it only gets worse from there.  People may hear about the effects of instability in general (mass immigration to the US to escape violence and poverty in Central America, for example), and not realize instability can be especially worse for women.

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Event: What is TPP? Why should we fight it?

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Why should we fight it?

The most brazen corporate grab in American history”

The Triangle TPP Working Group and UNC Student Action with Workers (SAW) invite students, faculty, staff, and community members to a “TPP Teach-In” to inform you of the concerns of this dangerous trade deal and methods of citizen mobilization against it.

Date: Feb 2, 2016
Time: 6pm-8pm
Place: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Address: 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill NC  27599
Room: Hitchcock Multi-purpose Room at UNC

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Take Action: Tell our Labor Commissioner to DO HER JOB!

Did you see the great investigative series in the News and Observer about the NC Dept of Labor NOT DOING ITS JOB??? Companies are making millions and refusing to pay their employees for the employees work in too many cases. And the NC Dept of Labor is doing almost nothing to fix this – even though THEY HAVE THE POWER.

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We can pressure them to fix that.  Take action now! Tell Cherie Berry: “Don’t let companies steal from their employees!” Tell her to DO HER JOB! This action makes it easy for you to send a letter asking NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry to uphold the law and make companies pay their workers!

http://action.ncjustice.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=17610

Just the number from 2014 are shocking, as stated in the News and Observer article, “At NC Department of Labor, little help for unpaid workers.”

Wages investigators found $2.1 million to be owed to 1,521 North Carolina workers in fiscal year 2014.

Roughly 40 percent of the 1,521 workers didn’t get the help they requested. The NC Department of Labor investigators did not collect the $1 million for 617 of the 1,521 workers just in 2014.

See more in the News and Observer article – first in series – at http://media2.newsobserver.com/static/content/multimedia/projects/labor/labor01.html

NC NOW participating in Solidarity TPP Press Conference on 4/16/15

NC National Organization for Women (NOW) is participating in the Solidarity Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Press Conference on Thursday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. in Nash Square, Raleigh, 27601.  Please join us and look for us in the news!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international trade agreement that has been in the works for years.  TPP would grant even greater privileges to transnational corporations than NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which went into effect on 1/1/94.

As NC NOW wrote in “TPP and how trade agreements can hurt women especially,” at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/tpp-and-how-trade-agreements-can-hurt-women-especially/,

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