The Latest

  ·   By Casey Quinlan, ThinkProgress

Union workers rally ahead of major Supreme Court case

Unionized workers and their allies held rallies across the country Saturday to support unions in advance of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could significantly weaken the power of organized labor. Workers are attending rallies as part of a “working people’s day of action.”

There’s a rally in Foley Square in New York City, a street party in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a Columbus, Ohio party on the statehouse steps, and a gathering at Clayborn Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. Clayborn Temple has historical significance. It’s the place where striking sanitation workers, who had the support of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., began their march to City Hall in 1968 and where they gathered during another march when police attacked them with tear gas.

Link to Article

Sign Up & Stay Informed

† By providing my cell phone number, I agree to receive text, autodialed and/or prerecorded messages at the cell number provided above on any subject from AFSCME and affiliated labor, political, or charitable organizations. Message and data rates may apply.