February 22, 2018
In February of 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined sanitation workers on strike in Memphis, Tennessee to protest discrimination, low pay and inhumane conditions that led to the gruesome death of two workers on the job.
His mission, like those who will be rallying across the country this weekend, was to demand dignity, equal rights and freedom from social and economic oppression for working people.
|The Working People's Day of Action is about demanding an end to the rigged economy and defending our freedoms. On February 24, we will stand up for the freedom of working people to come together and fight for decent and equitable pay in our jobs, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us.|
Now 50 years later, we are in serious and very real danger of turning back the clock on all that Dr. King and many others fought for - as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 case.
The case is aimed at weakening workers' freedom to join a union, and their right to organize and bargain collectively for better pay and benefits.
The case is also a culmination of decades of efforts to oppress fundamental freedoms of all working people, and another extension of the attacks upon minorities and the underprivileged under the Trump administration.
Fight for the freedom to come together in strong unions.
Fight for equitable pay.
Fight for affordable health care.
Fight for quality schools.
Fight for vibrant communities.
Fight for a secure future for all of us.
To send a message to the decision makers - the politicians, the administration and the courts - join fellow citizens nationwide in rallying for action this Saturday, February 24th.
|"Freedom is not something that is voluntarily given by the oppressor. It is something that must be demanded by the oppressed." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.|
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In these states and others as added: District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
In Washington, DC: Rally & Teach-In!
What: Working People's Day of Action
When: February 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: Freedom Plaza
14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Following the DC rally, join local unions for a teach-in across the streetat the Wilson Building to learn more fighting for the future.
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