Buncombe County Democratic Convention 2011
21. In Support of Collective Bargaining Rights for All Employees in North Carolina
Whereas: The Platform of the North Carolina Democratic Party states: “We reassert our fundamental belief in the collective bargaining process as a means of serving the interests of both public and private employees and employers. Those interests include better productivity, fair and adequate employee compensation and benefits, and safe, harmonious, and healthy working conditions:” and
Whereas: Public employees in our state have long been denied by General Statute 95-98 this fundamental right to collectively bargain for improvement of their wages and working conditions; and
Whereas: Only North Carolina and Virginia continue to deny their public workers this fundamental right of collective bargaining.
Therefore Be It Resolved: That the North Carolina Democratic Party support repeal the prohibition on contracts between governmental entities and labor organizations for the purpose of collective bargaining and restore that right, as a major priority in this coming legislative session and strongly urge our state legislators to pass such legislation and for the Governor to sign it; and
Be It Finally Resolved: that Buncombe County North Carolina Democratic Party urge our local governments to pass resolutions in support of collective bargaining for all North Carolina public and private employees and to restore fairness and respect to those who serve the public.
Passed by Precincts #4, Tom Sullivan, Chair, #17Alan Escovitz, Chair.