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Working People’s Day of Action, Feb. 24

February 21, 2018

By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Working people are fighting to hold on to our freedom to come together in union to live better lives at work and in our communities. That’s why I want to make sure you have an opportunity to join other working people this Saturday, Februaey 24th, for a day of action to fight for a secure future for all of us. The Supreme Court will soon hear a case that will have a big impact on our voice at work. That’s why working people across the country are making a clear stand to keep the freedoms that we’ve fought for.

On Saturday, February 24th, there will be a day of action, with local events happening coast to coast, to defend our voice on the job and demand an end to an economy designed to favor the rich and powerful on the backs of working families.

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and be treated with dignity and respect at work. They carried signs that boldly proclaimed: “I Am a Man.”

Fifty years later, corporate lobbyists and special interest groups are bringing a case against working people, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, to the Supreme Court. These are the same extremist voices that actively work to limit voting rights, roll back economic protections, and gut civil and labor rights laws. They’re ratcheting up their fight to break us up because they know we are strongest together.

When working people speak with a unified voice, we are able to affect the issues and win. That makes it much harder for wealthy elites to tip the economic scales further out of balance.

Join a working people’s day of action event near you on Saturday , Febrary 24th.

February 21, 2018

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