50 years ago today, two sanitation workers were crushed to death in a faulty city-owned trash truck. The event marked a pivotal moment in labor rights as the city’s sanitation workers went on strike and demanded better pay and safer working conditions. The event came to a crescendo when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. flew to Memphis and marched with the strikers, who eventually won a better contract.
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- Tell Congress to stop the attack on Federal WorkersFederal employees need your help now. The IAM and the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), are asking everyone to contact their Representatives and urge them to Vote No on the Veterans, Employees, and Taxpayers Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 1461). This legislation does not help veterans or taxpayers. Rather, it serves only to […]
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