Tuesday, May 10, 2011

AFSCME Local 1733 Looking For Veterans of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike

AFSCME Local 1733, famous for its role in the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, which Dr. King came to stand in solidarity with when he was gunned down, is looking for workers who participated in the strike. This strike played a pivotal role in the way public sector unions were handled in the South and opened the doors for unions across the region. Let us never forget their contribution, nor let their struggle have been in vain- Union now! Union forever!

You can read more here. Or if you have information on someone who was there call AFSCME Local 1733 at (901) 525-2458.

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