WJTV News Channel 12 - Women assembly for " International Working Women's Day"

Women assembly for " International Working Women's Day"

Posted: Updated:
WILSON, N.C. - On Saturday, dozens of women gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day in Wilson.

To commemorate the day, the Southern Worker’s Assembly and Black Workers for Justice Women’s Commission held an assembly and speak out at the Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts & Education.

The celebration featured a discussion and workshops.

Women from the tobacco, fast food, medical, and public works industries were all represented at Saturday’s assembly.

Some of the topics of discussion centered on equal pay, safety concerns, and workers rights.

“Our legislators have got this thing that we want freebies or we want to get something sitting back to get a handout. We don’t want a handout, we want what belongs to us, what we earned, and what labor for,” said UE 150 member and healthcare worker Janice Stanes.

Women expressed their concern about their rights to assembly and express their concerns to management in the work place. Former fast food supervisor, Crystal Johnson, says she noticed this when she moved from New York to North Carolina.

“What I see right now it’s still many years behind, especially in North Carolina.  The fact that people don’t speak up and they are afraid to lose their jobs. They get a little job and they hold on to it and they will deal with whatever someone throws their way because they’re afraid of not having that job,” Johnson.

Speakers at the assembly shared information on organizations, unions, and groups workers could go to, to voice their concerns.

“I'm hoping that we can get more workers.  I want them to see the that the movement is very important,” said fast food worker Jaquoya Smith

For more information on International Working Women's Day click here.

For more information on The Southern Workers Assembly click here.

For more information on Black Workers for Justice  click here.



  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • SW Forsyth beats Greenville North State for 11-12 Little League State Title

    SW Forsyth beats Greenville North State for 11-12 Little League State Title

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:29:33 GMT
    Connor Monroe hit a home run and picked up the win on the mound as SW Forsyth beat Greenville North State 4-1 to win the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League title at Elm Street Park.
    Connor Monroe hit a home run and picked up the win on the mound as SW Forsyth beat Greenville North State 4-1 to win the 11-12 North Carolina State Little League title at Elm Street Park.
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:30:26 GMT
    Gregory A. DarnellGregory A. Darnell
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.