Why All Americans Need Strong Labor Unions

 

From the IATSE Facebook post dated 9/2/17:

Remember this through the Labor Day weekend: "Unions can lift families out of poverty and give working people the power to combat systemic racism and injustice."

 


Why All Americans Need Strong Labor Unions

This Labor Day, tens of thousands of men and women are rising up in Chicago and cities from coast to coast to demand that everyone in America have the right to organize and join a union.

I’m proud to stand with them, because their fight is central to the battle against poverty, racism, and inequality.

Earlier this year I announced an effort by faith and moral leaders to carry forward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of a Poor People’s Campaign. We are working across twenty-five states to alleviate the triad forces of poverty, militarism, and racism that Dr. King knew were poisoning our country then and still threaten us today.

 

 

To read the entire Newsweek "Opinion":

Why all Americans need strong labor unions