Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Historic UNC Housekeepers’ Agreement

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Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of
Historic UNC Housekeepers’ Agreement
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
150 South Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599


"An event to commemorate the signing of the historic UNC Housekeepers' Settlement Agreement on November 26, 1996, is being held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Black Cultural Center. Quite a fitting location since the Housekeepers' Movement, the Keith Edwards case, and the Black Cultural Center Movement together helped it come into existence.  The UNC Housekeepers' Association negotiated and won this feat after a seven years struggle with the University. By connecting their current treatment to the University's history of slave ownership for its first two centuries, some of what the Housekeepers gained were increased wages, a one-time bonus payment, better training and educational opportunities, and provision of dental and health care benefits. It was a significant milestone on this campus actively supported by many students."

Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. with refreshments
Discussion 6 to 8 led by Housekeepers’ Association leaders and their counsel,
Marcia Tinnen, Barbara Prear and Al McSurely

Free parking after 5 p.m. Bell Tower Drive Parking Deck (next to the Stone Center)

Co-Sponsored by:
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP
Northern Orange