NC NAACP Gives Award To Fast Food Strike Arrestee

The NC NAACP is giving the Charles A. McLean award those who protested fast food restaurants. The woman who will accept the award, Crystal Price, was arrested at Moral Monday last May for sitting in Speaker Tillis’s office and refusing to leave when the building closed.

January 19, 2015
Contact: Tom Wolf, NC NAACP – or 504-940-4441 

NC NAACP to Honor Fast Food Workers with Charles A. McLean Award 
and Shaw University with Humanitarian of the Year Award 
at 31st Annual Humanitarian Awards Banquet
RALEIGH, NC: The North Carolina NAACP will honor fast food workers with the Charles A. McLean award at its 31st Annual Humanitarian Awards Banquet on January 24, 2015.
“I want you to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that we who believe in America and progress are proud of the way you are fighting to change economic and labor rights in this country,” Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II told a group of fast food workers who organized a strike in Greensboro in December.
Crystal Price, a Greensboro-based fast food worker and leader within Raise Up, will accept the McLean award on behalf of the fast food workers.

The group ordered ate pizza and sang songs. The point of their trip to Tillis’s office was to harp on Medicaid expansion.  There was video taken inside Tillis’s office where Price sobbed for the camera about her situation.

No media outlet has bothered to question how Price doesn’t have insurance when she clearly qualifies for various assistance available to the public.  No media outlet has bothered to ask why a fast food job that pays minimum wage is being portrayed by these union tied protesters a career that should support a family.

This group apparently attempted to brand the event, calling themselves the “Tillis 15″to the media. Only 14 were arrested and Crystal Dawn Price of Greensboro was one of them. Of that 14, multiple individuals had prior records.  As it turns out, so does Crystal Dawn Price.

According to Greensboro area criminal records, Crystal Price was arrested and booked at the Greensboro county jail on July 10, 2013 under the charges of simple assault-affray (fighting in public that disturbs the peace) and battery and failure to appear.  You can find her 2013 mug shot here , another here and her 2014 mug shot here.


More on Price
According to publicly available voting records, Price is a Democrat with a short voting history.

It doesn’t appear Price has been on Twitter long. Price has thirty-some-odd followers which include multiple other union fast food protesting front groups, NC NAACP, the AFL-CIO’s “Organizing Institute” and “Organize the South“. Price follows mainly Occupy, Anonymous and fast food union groups.


Note the letter references “Southern Workers Organizing Committee”.  That’s just another name for Raise Up for $15.  Perhaps Ms. Price should see how well their “Organizer” position pays as listed at

Price is to the right of Barber in this image as they stand together for “nonviolent militancy“:

Remove all doubt these “protests” are anything other than unions wanting to add to their numbers. Check out the video interview of Price below by the Triad branch of NC Jobs with Justice. Related: Occupy 2.0: Triangle Jobs With Justice

The title of the show is apt:

Video description:
Published on Jul 1, 2014
Rich and OW interview Crystal Price on May 19, 2014. Crystal is a fast food worker at Wendy’s in Greensboro, NC and has gone on strike for a $15 minimum wage and the right to form a union at her workplace.


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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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