Union Members to Join Memorial March

By  | March 1, 2012 | Filed under: News

Washington, D.C. –  AFL-CIO union members including nurses, teachers, firefighters, public service workers will join the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee known as the “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama starting Sunday March 4, 2012. The march retraces the path across the Edmund Pettus Bridge by civil rights activists in 1965 who were part of the larger voting rights movement.

 

 

A press release from the AFL-CIO yesterday said that the union members were joining forces with civil rights marchers because, “Working families are under attack across the country – from restrictive voter ID laws to anti-worker initiatives and attacks on new immigrants. There continue to be widespread attacks on working families as the 1% aim to silence the 99% by taking away our fundamental rights and freedoms,” said AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker.  “But working people have had enough which is why we are gathering together in Selma to show unity and solidarity and to demand a country and economy that works for all of us – not just some of us.  The AFL-CIO is proud to partner with diverse groups to make this happen and we are excited about the participation by working families.”

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