Why labor rights are civil rights

“All labor has dignity.” - Martin Luther King
Throughout his life, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the struggles for civil rights and economic rights were one and the same. He was murdered in 1968 while defending those beliefs in Memphis, Tenn., where he stood in solidarity with 1,300 striking sanitation workers. These workers, virtually all of them African-American, were members of Local 1733 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, District Council 37's national union. (Please click here to read the full article)