Bill Lucy shared his memories of the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968. He spoke at the AFL-CIO during an Ideas at Work luncheon, recalling what it was like to help organize workers and negotiate with the mayor and city officials.
The International Association of Machinists joined concerned members of Congress to publically denounce the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). If passed and implemented by the U.S. government, the goliath trade proposal will consume 40% of the global financial market by fusing the American economy with at least a dozen countries around the Asian Pacific Rim. After reading an extensive draft of the TPP, Machinists believe the deal will offshore more manufacturing jobs to places such as Vietnam and Brunei.
Labor gathered in Washington, DC this year to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.