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Sunday, April 03, 2011

REMINDER: Important Union/Progressive Public Vigil Monday in Albuquerque

New Mexico Communication Workers of America and AFL-CIO Union Members, La Raza Unida, Sierra Club, UNM Students, Interfaith Workers Justice Network present: 

  • What: A Public Vigil in Honor of MLK’s Lifetime Support of Collective Bargaining, Workers’ Rights and Public Services
  • When: Monday, April 4, 12 Noon to 1:00 PM
  • Where: 5301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, Corner of San Mateo and Central, outside the Bank of the West Building
  • Why: If this country does away with collective bargaining, it is the first step in doing away with representative government

On this day, April 4, 2011, New Mexico workers and their families recall the bravery of millions of dedicated and hard-working American laborers, many of whom are still alive and remain committed to human rights and dignity. Local CWA union families lead the way planning workplace action and community events. We're joining allies throughout labor and progressive organizations protecting workers' rights.

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, activities will focus on honoring and remembering his commitment to help workers earn those rights. Hundreds of rallies are being held across New Mexico and the country; the Albuquerque effort represents the flagship event in New Mexico.

Labor and community organizations are setting aside time on April 4th, to remember the struggles of working families in our country, and to especially remember the significance leaders like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who gave his life on this date in 1968, while standing up for the Rights of Memphis City Refuse Workers;  and remembering the legacy of Caesar Chavez, who was the voice of the Farm Workers of America for so many years, and inspired countless worker to stand up for their rights to have fair wages, a safe workplace and hope for their children's futures.

April 3, 2011 at 08:17 PM in Children and Families, Events, History, Jobs, Labor | Permalink

Comments

people should attend this public vigil in large numbers.

Posted by: deputy claims | Apr 4, 2011 1:05:01 AM