Working People’s Day of Action

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Memphians gathered to end a system rigged against working people.

The “Working People’s Day of Action” rally brought several organizational leaders together at Clayborn Temple Saturday.

This comes as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could take away working people’s freedom to have strong unions.

Local 24 talked with one attendee who explained how this event made her feel.

“It feels amazing. I mean, it’s great to see the community come together, to see the labor unions come together, to see the people of faith all come together for what is right and what is,” said Anne Smith, Executive Director of Workers Interfaith Network.

The Memphis rally is a part of a nationwide Day of Action spanning dozens of cities across the country.

Participants say they will build upon the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who 50 years ago supported striking sanitation workers in their demand to join together in a strong union and be treated with dignity at work.

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