Coalition Supporting Greenville Public Works Addresses Concerns

Two months after Greenville sanitation workers walked off the job and demanded a change in working conditions-- organizers who represent the workers say, not much has changed.

Members of the 'United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America' from Raleigh and local Pitt County civil rights leaders, stood in front of the public works office in Greenville Wednesday to make it clear, workers who staged a walk-off November 9th have not seen their demands met.

The ‘Worker's United’ elected members to represent the sanitation workers to meet with city management to negotiate their demands. They tell us they have not been a part of the process. But city officials say with the help of volunteers and some of the sanitation workers, they have worked on their concerns.

There's a public hearing Saturday for all city workers at 2:00 pm at the South Greenville gym to talk about any unfairness in the work place.

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A coalition that supports Greenville public works employees about their working conditions will discuss its plans to help the workers Wednesday.

The Coalition in Support of Greenville City Workers is holding a news conference Wednesday at the Public Works Department. The coalition says little has changed since Nov. 9, 20111, when dozens of sanitation workers walked off the job to protest some policies.

Meanwhile, the Daily Reflector reports that public workers director Wes Anderson is resigning effective Feb. 24. And the state NAACP is holding a public hearing Feb. 4 so public workers can talk about their work conditions and concerns.

Anderson has said he was determined to resolve the matter satisfactorily and convened at least three meetings of a committee comprised of managers and employees.


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