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Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today we honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, celebrating the historic bond between Labor and Civil Rights. For the two movements are truly one, in their unyielding commitment to equality and social justice. “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity,” […]

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Unionists Bring Variety of Causes to M.L. King Commemoration March

Unionists Bring Variety of Causes to M.L. King Commemoration March

WASHINGTON —Raymin Diaz wants to “break this counterrevolution” that takes away workers’ rights.  Bob King wants to “honor the same principles” Dr. Martin Luther King stood for, while “fighting suppression of the right to vote.”  Larry Greenhill wants to energize his union’s members “while ensuring the community knows our concerns” about workers rights, jobs, and justice.  And Mary McCloud wants […]

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Unions, Allies, March for Jobs, Voting Rights on King March 50th Anniversary

Echoing the same themes as they did 50 years ago, thousands of unionists and their civil rights allies marched to the Lincoln Memorial on August 24, demanding jobs and freedom, particularly living wage jobs and voting rights.

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Pledge to Keep the Public in Education

Pledge to Keep the Public in Education

The original March on Washington held August 28, 1963 was a call for jobs, freedom, equal education and voting rights. Despite the progress our country has made over the past 50 years, the fight for many of these rights is ongoing today.

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March on Washington

March on Washington

As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington nears, AFSA encourages its members and supporters to take part in the many activities scheduled in celebration and remembrance of this historic event. The Aug. 28, 1963 march led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, and other progressive programs and rights that benefit Americans today. […]

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Statement by the American Federation of School Administrators Memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Unveiling of the Monument Commemorating his Valor

AFSA is proud to support the King Center and the AFL-CIO in the official unveiling of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, keenly aware that Reverend King’s dream of social and economic justice is yet to be fully realized. We take special pride as an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, as it hosts a National Symposium on “The American Dream: Jobs and Justice” on Friday, August 26.

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