Urge your state legislators to co-sponsor workers' rights bills in North Carolina
Workers deserve more rights
We live in a culture where corporations simply have too much power. Currently, they can:
- Ask us to sign away our rights
- Push us out of our jobs for any reason or no reason
- Work while grieving a loved one
- Check our credit in the hiring process
- Fail to conduct investigations for reports of sexual harassment
- Discriminate against those suffering from domestic violence
- Retaliate against injured workers
- Make it difficult for us to leave toxic workplaces when our healthcare is tied to our jobs
- Silence us when we've been abused
- Pay some workers below minimum wage
- Not grant sufficient sick leave amid COVID-19
- Conduct abusive scheduling practices
- Avoid accountability for discrimination through wages and promotions
- Steal wages
- Block public employees from striking
- Ask about our desired salary ranges, which has a discriminatory impact
- Verbally abuse and sabotage workers with zero accountability
We can change this toxic culture for workers through by passing these bills into law:
At-will employment, H751
This bill will ban constructive discharge and wrongful termination and requires just cause in firing.
Criminal history, S416
This bill will make it unlawful for employers to ask prospective employees about their criminal history.
Minimum wage, S412/H5, S447 (phased in)
This bill will increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Subminimum wage (One Fair Wage), H612
This bill will eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers.
Paid sick days (Healthy Families and Workplaces), S457/H596
This bill will mandate the accrual of paid sick time.
Pay equity (North Carolina Equal Pay Act), S573/H565
This bill will prohibit discrimination in payment of wages on the basis of gender and define comparable work and working conditions.
Pregnancy discrimination, S633/H514
This bill will ensure the right to seek, obtain, and hold employment without discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.
Retaliation (city employees only), HB7
This bill will require a council that does not have a binding personnel policy, code of conduct, or other procedure protecting employees from retaliation to adopt rules and regulations or ordinances encouraging city employees to report evidence of the specified conduct.
Wage theft, S446
This bill will strengthen employee protections from wage theft.