Durham Fast-Food Worker Speaks Out Against HB2

In response to a deal announced late Wednesday between North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican state lawmakers regarding H.B. 2, Earl Bradley, a Wendy’s worker and Fight for $15 leader from Durham, N.C., who is paid $8/hour, issued the following statement:

“Rather than repealing our state’s discriminatory HB2 law, this deal doubles-down on the hateful and prejudiced attack on our civil rights that people across North Carolina have been fighting back against for more than a year. Gov. Cooper’s compromise with Republicans in Raleigh still strips away the power of cities to defend workers’ rights and civil rights. Voters in North Carolina are standing together to demand real change, not a PR stunt, and we are going to keep speaking out until the state passes a real repeal of HB2.”