Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What the labor movement is all about

UAW President King helps launch rally for jobs, justice and peace
Louis Aguilar
The Detroit News

Detroit -- Newly elected United Auto Workers President Bob King is keeping true to his promise to make the union more aggressive on issues beyond bargaining for worker contracts.

King launched a campaign Monday at the UAW's Solidarity House along with the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.'s Rainbow PUSH Coalition called "Jobs, Justice and Peace," a broad effort that begins with an Aug. 28 march in Detroit.

The date commemorates the June 1963 "Freedom Walk" in Detroit that the UAW helped organize and that was led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., where he first delivered portions of his "I Have a Dream" speech prior to leading the largest civil rights demonstration in history -- the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.

"We have got to be out there in the streets fighting for social and economic justice," said King, as he stood with Jackson and local clergy. Jackson called Detroit "ground zero for the economic crisis."

Read the whole article here: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100713/AUTO01/7130341/1148/UAW-President-King-helps-launch-rally-for-jobs--justice-and-peace#ixzz0tZvVLmMa


Anonymous said...

M L K led us to the realization that there will be no real civil rights withour labor rights,no labor rights without the free activities of the communists,like W.E.B. Du Bois,Sean O'Casey and Pablo Neruda.
This,he communicated to the whole united community of humanity,slighting none.
His "Soul Force" continues in his death as Bob King and others push for "Jobs,Justice and Peace" to follow M L K and his mentor,W.E.B. Du Bois,honored on the fateful day in Washington D.C. and earlier in Detroit,in 1963.

Anonymous said...

The first sentence in the last comment should read "...no real civil rights without labor rights..."
It should not be anonymous,but by peaceapplause.