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"We Are One" Rallies Planned for Week of April 4th

 
 
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After the wildly successful50-state ralies "To Save The American Dream" a few weeks back, the progressive and labor movement has another series of events planned this week around the country as a "day of solidarity" in favor of collective bargaining and against drastic budget cuts on the back of the middle class. They will be joined by religious leaders as they commemorate the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's assassination while supporting striking workers in Memphis. The "We Are One" website explains the rationale:

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. The workers were trying to form a union with AFSCME.

Beginning with worship services over the April 1 weekend, and continuing through the week of April 4, unions, people of faith, civil and human rights activists, students and other progressive allies will host a range of community- and workplace-focused actions.

Find an event near you by clicking here.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at April 2, 2011, 5:32am