On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to join acclaimed television and film actor Danny Glover as he met with workers and Democratic leaders at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1208 Union Hall in Tar Heel.
Mr. Glover shared memories of growing up in a family that was active in the labor movement , and provided inspiring words to activists who are fighting to organize the Mountaire poultry facility. It was an inspiring day, and I left feeling more resolved than ever to fight to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
Will you help us elect leaders who care about worker rights by contributing $10, $15, or whatever you can afford?
The challenges facing the folks I spoke to are appalling. Mountaire workers describe difficult work in unsanitary conditions with supervisors who look the other way. There are photos of devastating injuries, some which permanently disabled workers. The movement to unionize Mountaire is about the right of every man and woman in this country to work in a safe environment.
Please contribute what you can, and show your support in electing leaders who will protect working families.
The workers at Mountaire are risking serious injury every day to bring us the food we eat. They deserve elected officials who understand that workplace safety is a basic American value. The Republican Party leadership seems more interested in spouting their tired talking points than in actually doing anything to help the situation. That’s why we need you. That’s why we have to win this November.
Please join the North Carolina Democratic Party in protecting workers, their jobs, and their families by helping us elect Democratic candidates from across the state.
Bladen County chairman