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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed on April 4, 1968, after traveling to Memphis to support 1,300 AFSCME sanitation workers who were on strike due to dangerous working conditions,...
In 1968 sanitation workers made history in Memphis, Tennessee. Over a thousand workers went on strike to protest unfair wages, discrimination, and unsafe working conditions that took the lives of...
Coverage from CBS affiliate WREG in Memphis about the commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work and the 1968 sanitation workers' strike.
Pres. Saunders speaks with Les Smith from WHBQ Fox 13 about the events in Memphis commemorating the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work and the 1968 sanitation...
- Apr 28 Workers Memorial Day Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Workers Memorial Day (Press Release)
- Apr 26 Senate Committee to Begin Debate on Immigration Reform Bill The Senate Judiciary Committee was to hold its first session to begin amending the comprehensive... (AFSCME FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE REPORT)
- Apr 26 Senate Votes to Advance Marketplace Fairness Act and Help States and Localities Collect Sales Tax A large bipartisan majority of senators voted this week to advance the Marketplace Fairness Act... (AFSCME FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE REPORT)
- May 06 Your Story Can Make a Difference The work you do every day makes a difference. So do your stories. Share your story at www.afscme.org/story. (Blog)
- May 03 Fair Jobs, Fair Housing, Fair Marriage LGBT advocates hope this will be the year to eliminate workplace and housing discrimination. (Blog)
- May 02 May Day Rallies Reflect Urgency of Immigration Reform In more than 100 cities, May Day was commemorated with marches, rallies and prayer vigils. (Blog)
- May 02 In Puerto Rico, Retirees Come Together to Form New AFSCME Retiree Chapter Puerto Rico Retiree Chapter 95 already has more than 2,200 members and continues to grow. (Blog)
- May 02 Vermont Home Care Providers Win Historic Collective Bargaining Victory Providers now await Gov. Peter Shumlin’s signature for bill to become law. (Blog)