In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King’s Dream

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By Kenneth Quinnell

MLK Weekend

In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King’s Dream


This past weekend in Houston, the AFL-CIO hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, with a theme of “Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize.” Hundreds of working family advocates came together to shift the rules and build power so that working communities can thrive and families can enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Here are some key tweets from the weekend:

Evelyn Smith of CWA 6222 rocks National Anthem at #1uMLK. #AFLCIO #TxAFLCIO.

— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) January 12, 2018

To widespread encouragement, Fred Redmond of #USW calls out @realDonaldTrump for racist remarks about Haiti & African nations to open #1uMLK. Then moment of silence. #TxAFLCIO #AFLCIO

— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) January 12, 2018

#Labor “can’t be the middle of the spear. We need to be the tip of the spear” in fighting sexual harassment., @RichardTrumka tells #1uMLK. #AFLCIO #TxAFLCIO

— Texas AFL-CIO (@TexasAFLCIO) January 12, 2018

‘Colin Kaepernick had a lot to risk and yet he took action. There’s a whole lot to learn from the courage he showed. If the flag means anything, it means the right to protest and speak out’ @richardtrumka #1uMLK

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 12, 2018

Awesome to see so many people participating in the @AFLCIO #1UMLK inclusion workshop

— DeLane (@delane392) January 12, 2018

When asked what did you do for the least, the last & the lost, the men & women of labor can say they were there for the least, the last & the lost! @RepAlGreen reminds #1uMLK why we join together this weekend

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 13, 2018

Unionists answers the call when Community is in need.. regardless of economic status, legal status, gender or sexual identity. Unionists fight to rebuild & strengthen our communities. Dora Cervantes, Secretary General for the mighty @MachinistsUnion & @LCLAA E-board memb #1uMLK

— Cesar Moreno Perez (@profe_c) January 13, 2018

Union members are powering the food sorting operation at @HoustonFoodBank for our #1uMLK Day of Community Service

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 13, 2018

TWU Members working in a disaster relief food bank to provide basic needs for families. Standing together as a Union family helping those who need help in Houston. #1uMLK @transportworker

— Gary L Shults (@ShultsGL) January 13, 2018

To honor Dr. King is to work every day to dismantle racism. #1uMLK

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 13, 2018

Dr. King taught us how to confront an unjust power structure. Labor has the infrastructure to fight the horrible extremism we’re facing in this political moment. We know how to get it done. – @LCLAA Exec Director @Hesanche to #1uMLK

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 14, 2018

Jaida Curtis representing @CLUWNational talks about the importance of connecting the activism of young people and seasoned organizers to build power for working people #1uMLK @AFLCIONextUp

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 14, 2018

.@Rafael_Navar National Political Director for @cwaunion – We have to double down on the most important resource of our movement, our people. We have to develop political programs that turns them into future Dr. Kings and Fannie Lou Hamers #1uMLK

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 14, 2018

.@AFSCME President, Lee Saunders, talking about the #IAM2018 campaign to lift up racial justice, labor rights, & economic justice. Inspired by sanitation workers in Memphis & MLK who marched with them. #1uMLK

— APALA (@APALAnational) January 15, 2018

Even in the darkest hours I feel hope in our movement, because our movement has the most courageous and selfless leaders I have ever met – Sec-Treasurer @lizshuler introducing @APWUnational Sec-Treasurer Liz Powell, At the River Where I Stand awardee #1uMLK

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 15, 2018

“Civil Rights in 2018 is much broader than black and white.” –@rustyhicks at our @KingDayParade reception #1uMLK

— The LA Fed (@LALabor) January 15, 2018

Working people honor the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will always march ahead, together. #1u #1uMLK #MLKDay

— AFL-CIO (@AFLCIO) January 15, 2018

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 01/17/2018 – 10:47

Source: AFL-CIO

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