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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, December 18, 1982, Page 9, Image 9

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SATURDAY, CECEKZQ! If. 1S32-THE CAXSUXA TlltrS NAACP And BI-10 1 .R0aeh'; Fair Share : Agreement GREENVILLE, S C. j ; .NAACP ; Executive j. Director Benjamin 'L, . Hooks praised the presi- . dent 'and top officers of I the BI-LO corporation ? ftjr their sincere . par ticipation in negotia- . tions with; the NAACP that led to the signing of a promising . fair share agreement on December . 8. "This V represents a voluntary agreement en thusiastically entered in to to deal with that per sistant problem of black unemployment , in the community," he explain ed to reporters in a news conference at BI-LO 's headquarters. Hooks noted that not only has unemployment reached , "the astronomical figure of 12 milliorf,,' or 1&8 per cent, but that among blacks the rate is.20.4 per cent. Furthermore, he said, some economists estimate the true black jobless, rate, as being 25 per ceijt, a rate, he said, which approaches the level of the Great Depression in 1933. The NAACP, Hooks said, is also very con cerned about blacks youths, more than 50 peri cem oi wnom nave no jobs. "So we compli ment this company. which has 'taken the lead : in , working out a; substantive . agreement' with the. NAACP." " ; ' Other -grocery chains i with whom the NAACP f is negotiating fair share1 agreements are Winn-' " Dixie, ' Harris Teeter, Food Town and Piggly Wiggly, all in the NAACP's southeast region. - Lawson Saul, presi-j dent of BI-LO, Inc., was ., equally enthusiastically l about the agreement. He ! explained that negotia-l tions were entered into with the NAACP, "not f as adversaries but as friends.' Negotiations,; he said, were cordial and; productive. "We con-; sider this undertaking to ! be a business undertak ing,' he said. ! As a Jesuit'; of the, agreement, he said, the ; BI-LO chain planned to i add more than 300 black workers to the 1,000 presently employed in ( 147 stores, primarily in ' North and South! Carolina and Georgia, as well as in Tennessee. Saul challenged other , supermarkets to "follow BI-LO's example." The agreement was j signed by both Saul and I Hooks. Also signing for BI-LO was Jan T. Gillespie, director of human resources. Addi tional signators for the ' NAACP were Dr. W.F. Gibson, chairman of the Regional Caucus and j president of South ! Carolina NAACP State Conference, Kelly Alex ander, Sr., president of -the North Carolina NAACP State Con ference, Robert Flanagan; president of the , Georgia NAACP State Conference, Earl Shinhoster, NAACP regional director for Tennessee, North' Carolina, Georgia,' Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Witness to the agree ment were Fred Rasheed, NAACP Fair Share director, Kelly Alex ander, Jr., NAACP Na tional Fair Share chair man, Ms. Mary Robert Thompson, director of Distribution for BI-LO and Ms. Miry Stone, BI- LO community relations manager. Saul, in his statement, listed the following ten points of the agreement: 1. The formation of a BI-LO. Consumer Ad visory Council to which the NAACP will nominate candidates. The Council will be in place no later than June; ... h ft 7'jf ii r r- i ii ininlT' ' '""'--iiLff 1983. . 2. An aggressive, con- turning effort to recruit, '' employ, and promote qualified , , black employees at all levels, including. future director-level positions. 3. The' recruitment of 'i qualified - black smployee to fill the posi tion of Manager of Per sonnel ; Administration. This position will be fill- ed no later than June, ? 1983. 4. The identification, training and promotion of at least four addi tional . black' store managers in 1983; plus eight additional black store managers in 1984 and 1985. The goal is to have a minimum of 12 new black store managers in the BI-LO. organization by the end of 1985. 5. Develop and imple ment an accelerated training program con centrating th minorities from within present operations, other food store chains, and through college Recruit ment. The promotion of at least 21 black, men and women in managerial positions throughout the BI-LO organization by the end of 1983. Further, in 1984 and 1985, to pro mote a minimum of 42 black employees to posi- , 7 Www i TFADNTftdVIGNST' ttACK tEBDERSHIP PLAN ATf ST. AUGUSTINE'S COLLEGE Reverend, politician, educator, philosopher, leader, civil rights activist, Walter Fauntroy addressed a Lyceum Series held at Saint Augustine's College on last week. Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, he signed the Black Leadership Family Plan for students, faculty, and staff foDowing his speech. His topic of discussion was "The Black Leadership Family Plan." Philip Freelon Joins Architectural Engineering Firm Philip G. Freelon, AIA, has joined the Durham-Chapel Hill ar chitecturalengineering ' firm of O'BrienAtkins Associates, P.A. Freelon received his. Bachelor oi En vironmental Design degree with honors from North Carolina State University and his .Master of Architecture "degree " fron.1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. ; Prior to joining O'BrienAtkins, Freelon served as an associate and project designer with the architec turalengineering firm of 3D International, Houston, Texas. He served as project designer on the Transco Tower Renovation, Houston, Texas; the Housing. Scheme for Yanbu industrial City, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia; and the Singapore Urban r 1 t a .-.i Kcucvciopmcm Auinon- ty Condominiums. , Since joining O'Brien Atkins, he has assumed responsibility as , project designer for a prototype banking facili ty for Wachovia Bank and Trust Company and the Bantist Retirement Village Complex in Durham. He, his wife, Nina, and children Dean and. Maya, will reside at 214 !W. trinity Avenue. O'BrienAtkins is a thirty-person, full service organization of architects, engineers, in terior , designers and planners offering com-; prenensive services to clients throughout North Carolina and the region. Recent projects designed by the 'firm include; Hotel Europa, Chapel Hill; Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, ' Research Triangle Park; R.J. Reynolds Forest Aviary, N.C. Zoological Park, Asheboro; Glaxo HeacU quarters Building, Research Triangle Park; Renovations at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham; new Terminal A Building, RDU Airport, Raleigh; Tropical Telco Credit Union, Miami, Florida; and numerous Wachovia ,Bank and Trust Company projects statewide.. Institute Of Govt. Offers Summer Internships CM 1APEL HILL - Sophomores, . juniors and seniors currently enrolled in a North Carolina college or North Carolina residents attending an out-of-state college . have until February to apply for the Summer Internship Pro gram in state govern ment sponsored by the Institute of Government at the University of North . Carolina at. Chapel Hill. Twenty-three students will be selected by an ad visory committee to par ticipate in a" living learning internship in North Carolina state government directed by the Institute of Govern ment. The interns will work .from May 31 through August 5. Students will work 40 hours each week in a responsible position in a state department, par ticipate in. evening educa tional seminars and be paid approximately $150 per week. Students interested in the program should secure an information brochure and a State of North Carolina applica tion form from their col lege or university place ment office or local job service office. A brief description of possible internships is available in college placement of fices. Applications should be mailed to: Institute of Government, ; Knapp Building 059A, Universi ty of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27514, by Feb. 11. Applicants will be ac cepted without respect to race, sex, color, national origin, religion or han dicap. , JOHN P. D0RT0N, D.D.S GENERAL FAMIL Y DENTISTRY PRACTICE .. 27 YEARS EXPERIENCE Ottering Restorative Fillings, Crowns and Bridge. Prophylaxis QUALITY CUSTOM DENTURES & PARTIALS Partial Price Not Included. '100 and up Full Denturef '60 and up upper or Lower Dentures 1306 BROAD ST. ". Checks Accepted ph 286-2297 tions in the'se higher categories. By the' end of 1985, black will occupy at, least 63 of these managerial positions. In addition, Dr. Hooks, Dr. Gibson, and I wish io state that by the end of 1983, BI-LO will have increased by 300 the number of entry level positions filled by black employees. ' 7. The purchase of goods and services from black-owned businesses. To achieve our, goal of $1.5 million annually; BI-LO is developing new minority vender policies ;md programs. 8. To meet with of ficials of. minority owned banks located in BI-LO's operating area to explore. the possibilities of utilizing their services! 9. To provide engineering and financial advice to black-firms in terested in store develop ment,, leasing, and land purchase. 10. To establish company poficy on con tributions to assure that 25 per cent qX BI-LO' activities are of direct benefit to the black com munity. ' BI-LO enters into this understanding voluntari ly, enthusiastically, and with a firm commitment to maintain its high stan dards of employment, service, and purchasing as we carry out respon sibilities in accordance with the ten provisions. rhese provisions . are fair, reasonable, and of benefit not only to BI LO, the NAACP, andi minority citizens, but also the' citizenry at large. In cooperation' with the NAACP.. BI-LO is determined to do what is right and just. We con sider this understanding to be a sound business undertaking. And we look forward to working harmoniously with the NAACP for many years to come. RIDE THE BUS For An Easy And Convenient Way To Do Your Christmas Shopping. NO PARKING HASSLES Service to these shopping areas: Lakewood North Duke Northgate South Square Welions Village " , For More Information Call 688-4587 TorJay's most exciting Christmas gift i V J Lj f "V - ' -V' 4 ; I VMtM'WPX'tx , ft fife 1 11 JlJK . 1 T j i 'S ' '" i ' " fCm ' 'V t!U!B 1 ' f- ' H 1 1 vmu 1 1 mi "ttim-jjDim aid j ''''' " ' ' S " l ' , y-rfyy :; iiiiiimiBaa Cordless Phone Just imagine. We've actually stretched the convenience of the telephone. With the FCT-200 cordless, you can make or receive calls from anywhere up to 700 feet away. Now just $159.95 ($60 off). Offer expires Dec. 31, 1982. Other gift ideas: W0 "" Pac-man-Phone The perfect.replica of the current rage. 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