North Carolina Education Association Plan May Day Strike
North Carolina teacher union officials are planning a protest in the state capital, Raleigh, that will not only close schools but block traffic in the city and inconvenience taxpayers and other government workers as they attempt to get to their jobs and provide for their families. If #RedforEd does not have a bad reputation now, it certainly will come the first of the month.
Keung Hui has the story on newsobserver.com.
The area near Fayetteville Street will become filled with a sea of red on Wednesday as thousands of teachers and their supporters flood downtown Raleigh to march on the state legislature.
The N.C. Association of Educators (NCAE) released details Thursday for how the May 1 march will take place as protesters demand that lawmakers approve items such as increased funding for education and Medicaid. Just like with last year’s march, the crowd is likely to clog traffic, fill up parking spaces and lead to long lines at downtown lunch spots.