Quantcast

Women assembly for " International Working Women's Day" - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Women assembly for " International Working Women's Day"

Posted: Updated:
WILSON, N.C. - On Saturday, dozens of women gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day in Wilson.

To commemorate the day, the Southern Worker’s Assembly and Black Workers for Justice Women’s Commission held an assembly and speak out at the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts & Education.

The celebration featured a discussion and workshops.

Women from the tobacco, fast food, medical, and public works industries were all represented at Saturday’s assembly.

Some of the topics of discussion centered on equal pay, safety concerns, and workers rights.

“Our legislators have got this thing that we want freebies or we want to get something sitting back to get a handout. We don’t want a handout, we want what belongs to us, what we earned, and what labor for,” said UE 150 member and healthcare worker Janice Stanes.

Women expressed their concern about their rights to assembly and express their concerns to management in the work place. Former fast food supervisor, Crystal Johnson, says she noticed this when she moved from New York to North Carolina.

“What I see right now it’s still many years behind, especially in North Carolina.  The fact that people don’t speak up and they are afraid to lose their jobs. They get a little job and they hold on to it and they will deal with whatever someone throws their way because they’re afraid of not having that job,” Johnson.

Speakers at the assembly shared information on organizations, unions, and groups workers could go to, to voice their concerns.

“I'm hoping that we can get more workers.  I want them to see the that the movement is very important,” said fast food worker Jaquoya Smith

For more information on International Working Women's Day click here.

For more information on The Southern Workers Assembly click here.

For more information on Black Workers for Justice  click here.



  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Two men shot, injured at Farmville Labor Day party

    Two men shot, injured at Farmville Labor Day party

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:15:17 GMT
    Two men were shot and injured at a house party in Farmville early Saturday morning.
    Two men were shot and injured at a house party in Farmville early Saturday morning.
  • Touchdown Friday Week Two Scores

    Touchdown Friday Week Two Scores

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:12:07 GMT
    Game of the Week: New Bern 19, Havelock 14 - 3rd QuarterWest Carteret 14, East Carteret 0 - HalftimeDH Conley 42, Ayden Grifton 0 - Final Northside Jacksonville 14, White Oak 0 - 3rd QuarterSouth Creek 8, North Pitt 7 - 3rd Quarter
    Game of the Week: New Bern 19, Havelock 14 - 3rd QuarterWest Carteret 14, East Carteret 0 - HalftimeDH Conley 42, Ayden Grifton 0 - Final Northside Jacksonville 14, White Oak 0 - 3rd QuarterSouth Creek 8, North Pitt 7 - 3rd Quarter
  • ECU hosts N.C. Central in 2014 season opener

    ECU hosts N.C. Central in 2014 season opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:16:37 GMT
    East Carolina, which has made bowl appearances in seven of the last eight seasons, will open the new campaign under the direction of fifth-year head coach Ruffin McNeill when the Pirates battle North Carolina Central in a non-conference matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
    East Carolina, which has made bowl appearances in seven of the last eight seasons, will open the new campaign under the direction of fifth-year head coach Ruffin McNeill when the Pirates battle North Carolina Central in a non-conference matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.