The rally will take place at noon and will include members from UE Local 150, the N.C. Public Service Workers Union; and UE Local 150 A, the UNC graduate student and adjunct faculty union.
Marc David, a member of UE Local 150 A, said the two unions will form an alliance today to speak out against issues that affect both groups and have caused them to think that they are being unfairly treated. But he said anyone is welcome to attend.
David said the rally was inspired by a feeling in the unions that University growth is adversely affecting both housekeepers and graduate students.
He said that even though the University has continued campus expansion, administrators have made no efforts to increase the number of housekeepers.
Increasing the number of campus buildings without substantially increasing the size of the housekeeping staff will create exploited employees, David said.
"It's basically more work with the same or even less pay," he said.
Housekeepers also are upset with the way the grievance process has been handled by the new housekeeping administration, particularly Housekeeping Director Bill Burston, David said.
"(The administrators) are not treating housekeepers with dignity and respect."
David said he thinks class and race issues also are involved with the mistreatment of housekeeping employees.