AFSCME President Saunders: A thriving Black community relies on strong labor unions

By AFSCME Staff ·

In a new video commemorating Black History Month, AFSCME President Lee Saunders says one of the enduring lessons of Black history is that a thriving African American community, with economic security and upward mobility, depends on strong labor unions.

Saunders explains how union membership has allowed generations of African American families like his to elevate their living standards and share in the American Dream. And how for decades, unions like AFSCME have led the fight for civil rights and voting rights, for social justice and racial justice.