Forty-three years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had traveled to support AFSCME sanitation workers striking for the right to collective bargaining. The struggle for workers’ rights continues today in Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire, Michigan and other states throughout the country.
Legendary soul and R&B singer and musician Aaron Neville recorded the song “America the Beautiful” especially for the video.
More than 1,000 “We Are One” events are being held across the country—including the 43rd Annual March in Memphis today—to honor the legacy of Dr. King, commemorate the anniversary of his death, and oppose the assault on public employees by elected officials bought and paid for by corporate interests. Yes, the struggle continues but together we will prevail.
GERALD W. McENTEE
LEE A. SAUNDERS
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees