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Housekeepers Win Settlement

NAACP newsletter with "UNC Housekeepers Win Settlement" headline

Employee Forum Records (Collection Number 40299)
University Archives and Records Management Services

“UNC Housekeepers Win Settlement”
NAACP News, January 1997

In November 1996, 300 housekeepers voted in Hill Hall to accept the settlement offered by the University. Housekeepers were awarded a $600 one-time bonus and a pay raise of up to $1,700 (depending on years of service), monthly meetings with the Chancellor, and access to career training programs. This victory also inspired other people of color who worked for the Town of Chapel Hill to fight for better working conditions. Today the Employee Forum exists at UNC-Chapel Hill, a direct consequence of the HKA’s work.