City workers: We'll protest through the DNC

City workers: We'll protest through the DNC

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by DIANNE GALLAGHER / NewsChannel 36 Staff

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WCNC.com

Posted on August 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 20 at 11:40 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --  Sanitation workers picketing outside the Government Center Monday said they aren't letting the upcoming Democratic National Convention stop their weekly protests.

About a dozen people held up signs asking for increased wages, collective bargaining, and respect.

This is the third week the city workers have protested.  They said they want their union to have the right to meet and confer at least annually with city managers and council.

All of the demands are listed in a 13 point Municipal Workers Bill of Rights. The protesters said the goal is to get the City of Charlotte to adopt it.

As the DNC approaches, some workers said they hope national activists would pressure the state to repeal its ban on collective bargaining by public employees.

Others said they simply want to be paid the wages they feel they deserve for working to keep North Carolina's largest city clean.
 

 

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