Working People's Day of Action draws large crowds

- Thousands of people rallied at the Thomas Paine Plaza as part of National Working People’s Day of Action.

The attendees represented all walks of life, from labor unions, women’s and civil rights groups to faith based groups, all with the goal of calling an end to policies that rig the economy and political system against working people.

The goal is to build on a portion of the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr, when he supported striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968.

The rally is just days before a U.S. Supreme Court hearing which could outlaw public-sector unions from requiring non-members to pay dues or fees as part of a lawsuit which aims to dramatically change national labor laws.

 

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