Machinists joined hundreds of activists in Houston for the 2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference.
This year’s theme, “Reclaiming the Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize,” was about shifting the rules and building power so that working communities can thrive and families can enjoy the fruits of their labor.
IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Dora Cervantes addressed the conference attendees and shared her thoughts on where we are as a labor movement.
IAM members also participated in power building workshops, a day of community service at the Houston Food Bank and marched in solidarity at the 40th annual MLK Day parade.
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) January 12, 2018
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) January 13, 2018
— Robert Martinez Jr. (@IAMBobMartinez) January 15, 2018
— Machinists Union (@MachinistsUnion) January 15, 2018
IAM members from across North America also noted the holiday.
Martin Luther King parade City of Long Beach in California beautiful day to March pic.twitter.com/mVBwazIkz6
— District947iam (@D947iam) January 13, 2018
— Local1782 (@iam1782) January 15, 2018
— IAMAW Local 2323 (@IAMAW2323) January 15, 2018
“So today, I take great pride in recognizing one of America’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Together, let us honor his legacy by continuing his fight for a better future for all Americans with the same passion and grace with which he led.” https://t.co/ad0iLczRQq pic.twitter.com/6UwpW5uYOB
— NFFE (@NFFE_Union) January 15, 2018