Dr. King's Unfulfilled Dream

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Today, on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we reflect on the fact that leaders like Dr. King, A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin considered good jobss and the right to join a union as essential elements to realizing racial justice. After all, "It was commonly asked at the time, 'what good would it do to integrate the lunch counter, if we don't have the money to buy a hamburger?'" Labor rights SHOULD be a civil right. 

Why Labor Rights Should Be a Civil Right - USA Today  

"The state of economic opportunity today is a far cry from Dr. King's vision. Increasingly, American workers are struggling to make ends meet. Each day they are forced to make impossible choices between feeding their families and keeping the lights on, paying for gas or buying a coat." We can start making Dr. King's dream a reality by making sure the nearly two million federally-contracted workers in the U.S. receive a living wage! 

Federal contract workers deserve justice on pay - CNN 

Will President Obama address economic inequality in his speech today? There isn't a more pressing matter for the long-term well being of our country and our people. It's time to act Mr. President. 

Will Obama address economic inequality in speech (VIDEO) - MSNBC 

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