CJJ Durham/OC @ Strike for Black Lives
On July 20th, workers with Raise Up, the Fight For 15, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 20+ cities across the country will go on strike for Black lives. Will you join us? Come out at 12 noon on Monday, July 20th to the downtown McDonalds (102 W. Morgan Street, Durham) to stand with Raise Up/Fight For 15 and SEIU workers striking for Black lives! RSVP on this page to get looped in to the CJJ contingent that will be going together!
Solidarity Strike Demands:
- Justice for Black communities
- Elected officials and candidates at every level use their authority to rewrite and reimagine the rules so that Black people can thrive
- Corporations take immediate action to dismantle racism, white supremacy, and economic exploitation wherever it exists, including in our workplaces.
- Every worker has the opportunity to form a union, no matter where they work
Why workers are Striking for Black Lives on July 20th:
The pandemic changed our lives and deepened the divides that have always plagued us. Millions have lost their jobs. Millions more are forced to pick between their lives and their livelihoods. Too many of us lack healthcare in the face of a deadly virus. And this is to say nothing of the environmental crisis before us.
Black people bear the brunt of all of these challenges.
Greedy corporations and the politicians they pay for are choosing to look away while Black people are suffering under the triple crisis of higher fatalities from COVID-19, unchecked police brutality and a rigged economy that only works for the very few at the top. Until Black people can thrive, none of our communities can. To win higher wages, better jobs and unions for all, we must ensure that Black workers are valued. We need to come together across race and industry to challenge the economic engine of white supremacy harming us all.
On July 20th, we will unite to fight for a world where Black lives are valued and where Black workers can build economic power -- with real checks on corporate power -- by using our power as a union and as workers to withhold our labor.
Our power comes from fighting together. There are many ways to take part, even if you can’t leave home or strike. Will you join us?