Dear Friend of Public Employees,
We are Hear Our Public Employees, a coalition of employee associations, unions, and allies seeking to repeal the law that prohibits collective bargaining between North Carolina’s public employers and employees. Among the many supporting organizations of HOPE are the North Carolina NAACP, the North Carolina Council of Churches and the NC Justice Center.
In our open letter to North Carolina legislators we urge them to support voluntary collective bargaining between government entities and public employees. Collective bargaining is a process in which both parties bring up issues of concern in the workplace. Representatives of government bodies and representatives of employees come together to negotiate solutions, including improving the delivery of public services.
Collective Bargaining for public employees will decrease turnover, which improves service and lowers retraining and reemployment costs. It also provides a working forum for government employers and employees to directly address issues of race and sex discrimination. We believe the right to collective bargaining is an issue of fairness for public employees. It is an internationally recognized human right and will increase the morale and efficiency of all public workers.
Our letter will be signed by individual and organizational supporters to show broad-based support. If you agree with our message, please sign on by filling out the endorsement slip below and returning it to HOPE. By doing so you will be aiding those who provide North Carolina’s public services while at the same time improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.
P.O. Box 12133, Raleigh, NC 27605 | TEL (919) 491-6936 | FAX (919) 828-2102
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