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AFL Plans BIG Union Solidarity Day in April to Honor Dr. King

AFL Plans BIG Union Solidarity Day in April to Honor Dr. King

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn., where he was standing with sanitation workers demanding their dream of a better life. Today, the right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a middle-class life are under attack as never before.

People across America—black, white, Latino and Asian American—are electrified by that same dream and are standing up for the right to join together for our common dreams.

Join us to make April 4, 2011, a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and dozens of other states where well-funded, right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for. It’s a day to show movement. A day to be creative, a day to show that “We Are One.”

Save the date. To learn more, click here.

This post first appeared on AFL-CIO NOW BLOG.

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by James Parks

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9:43AM PDT on Mar 15, 2011

All working people need to stand together on April 4, 2011 - Don't Let Dr. King sacrafice be for nothing.

7:20AM PDT on Mar 14, 2011

thanks for the post.

2:47PM PST on Mar 10, 2011

Solidarity for Dr. King April 4th, 2011. I will be there in Spirit.
In Peace, Love and Non Violence.

7:05PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Sending much love and positive thoughts for our union workers everywhere. May they be able to keep their rights.

6:59PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Martin Luthor King is an inspirational Prophet & soul,
He made a differance, so lets all aspire to do the same
"come together as one for the greater good of all~*

6:48PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Tom Y. See post below. When King was assasinated he was standing with the sanitation workers. Labor rights and a livable wage for everyone, in addition to disengagement from outlandish wars (specifically Vietnam) WERE among his social justice platforms--hello. Suggest you get some of King's speech recordings so you can be in the know if you even care. Honestly!

4:48PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Sounds like the unions are hijacking Dr. King's memorial! He was about the humanity of black people and the end of racism. He said we should be judged not by the color of our skin but by the content of our characters. As we've seen in Wisconsin and elsewhere, unions are frequently the domains of intimidating thugs and muscular violence. They're not about solutions. They're becoming a source of problems. They should leave this day alone to the individual consciences of their members, not make it a parade for their own prejudices.

4:42PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Great idea!

The regressive Republican Party of No is mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

3:24PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

Keep us informed so we can stand as one.

2:55PM PST on Mar 9, 2011

I see two commenters here have used the term "mob-infested unions." CITATION NEEDED. Seriously, if you have information on criminal activities, go the the FBI. Otherwise, try not to lie. It's rude.

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