FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, April 4, 2011
UFCW MEMBERS JOIN LABOR ACTIVISTS NATIONWIDE TO RALLY FOR GOOD JOBS, AGAINST ANTI-WORKER ATTACKS
Events Scheduled to Take Place Across the Country Today, as Union Members, Workers, and Supporters Stand Up for the Middle Class
Washington, DC – UFCW members are joining labor activists across America today in taking action – whether wearing stickers to show support for workers, rallying, posting online, marching, or attending numerous other events – to stand up to corporate interests fueling the push for anti-worker legislation in states nationwide. By standing up and fighting back, workers are reviving the dream of worker justice that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was fighting for 43 years ago today when he was assassinated in Memphis.
As working families across America have been subject to increasing political attacks, this day – the day Dr. King died speaking out for the striking sanitation workers – is a day to stand together and fight back. UFCW members are joining with their union and non-union brothers and sisters across the country to stand up for the rights of America’s middle class.
“When Dr. King was assassinated, he was standing up for striking workers in Memphis,” said UFCW International President Joe Hansen. “We honor his memory and legacy by fighting back for Wisconsin workers, for all American workers. Today we say, enough is enough. Workers deserve respect for their work and for their unions.” To read President Hansen’s blog post on the events today, please click here .
Across the country, in places like Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and many more, UFCW members have joined millions of Americans as they’ve stood up against coordinated attacks on working families over the last few months. Now they are joining a national movement by standing up for good jobs on April 4th.