Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will host a Town Hall to discuss his vision for Charlotte’s future at Mallard Creek High School on Tuesday, October 1st at 7 p.m. Organizers said Foxx will take questions from the audience after delivering brief remarks. Continue reading →
Join us in Charlotte for the major action being planned by the Coalition to raise people’s demands for jobs and justice! We’ll march to the international headquarters of Bank of America, the eastern HQ of Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, the Time Warner Cable Arena, and the Bank of America stadium.
Occupy Charlotte, Then and Now Photos, Projections, Participatory Tents, and “Freedom Cage” By Annabel Manning
ROSS GALLERY (in the Overcash Building at Central Piedmont Community College, Kings Drive & Elizabeth Ave) August 20 - October 14, 2012 **Reception Thursday, August 30, 6 – 8pm**
The work of Annabel Manning concentrates on contemporary political and social issues. The current theme running through her work is her reaction to people around her who are being marginalized by this country for different reasons. As Manning interacts with these various people in various settings (e.g., prisons, schools, the streets), she feels the need to express visually, as a demonstrator and an artist, how they are invisible and being denied basic human rights. On view will be a series of photographs of Occupy Charlotte, using blur and movement to explore the pathos and indeterminacy of the situation.
Today, Charlotte City Workers and their supporters will picket at the Government Center and address City Council. The Charlotte City Workers Union chapter of UE150 are continuing their major public campaign to draw attention to their demands. Today marks the fourth week of the campaign. Continue reading →
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx will host a Town Hall to discuss preparations for the Democratic National Convention and his vision for Charlotte’s future at Johnson C. Smith University on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. Continue reading →
Barbara Edgecombe, sanitation worker and Secretary-Treasurer for the City Workers Union chapter of UE150. Photo taken by WI Bail Out the People Movement, http://wibailoutpeople.org/
Today marks the third week Charlotte City Workers and their supporters will picket at the Government Center. The Charlotte City Workers Union chapter of UE150 are continuing their major public campaign to draw attention to their demands. Continue reading →
Last week, the Charlotte City Workers and their supporters began their weekly picket at the Government Center. They will be back out in full force today along with a show of solidarity from members of labor organizations from around the country. Continue reading →
Since Charlotte won the bid to host the DNC, I have heard on countless occasions many of our local politicians and corporate heads boast about how clean our city is, seemingly taking credit. But I have yet to see any of them show their appreciation to the city workers who truly keep our city clean and running smoothly on a daily basis. Instead, city workers have faced unfair working conditions and the denial of their basic rights as workers.
We are only one month away from marching on Wall Street South! Charlotte will be the center of the political universe during the DNC, offering the opportunity to raise a people’s agenda. Continue reading →