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  • Calls for Winston-Salem to Adopt $15 Family Wage for City Workers

    Winston-Salem faith, labor, and community members are continuing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s fight for the full freedom of all working people by calling on the City to follow the lead of Greensboro and other NC municipalities in adopting a $15 per hour family wage for city workers.

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  • Workers Rights Hearings April 4th will Coincide with 49th Anniversary of Dr. King’s Assassination

    On April 4th, join us at simultaneous hearings in Durham, Greenville, and Gastonia to revive the spirit of the Poor People’s Campaign, which Dr. King was working before he died in Memphis!

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  • Fast Food workers to speak out on MLK Day

    This Martin Luther King Day, show fast food workers your solidarity as they speak out about low-wages and little respect.

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  • Keeping the Dream of “Jobs and Freedom” alive in NC

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    North Carolinians are heeding Dr. King’s call to go home and organize.

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  • The “Dream” comes home across North Carolina (8/28)

    March on Washington

    On the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, we will heed Dr. King’s call at to go home and organize!

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  • WRAP UP: “We Are One” April 4 Solidarity Day Events

    Nationwide, over 1,200 Solidarity Day events were held, including about a dozen held in North Carolina to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 43 years ago in Memphis, TN where he had returned to stand by sanitation workers in their demand for collective bargaining and equal protection under the law.

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  • April 4 Solidarity Actions Across NC

    On April 4, 2011 and the anniversary of Dr. King’s death, people in communities across North Carolina will join hundreds of thousands of others across this country to commemorate the sacrifice he made to bring about economic justice, human rights, and human dignity for working men and women.

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  • 15-Minute Moment of Silence (4/4)

    On April 4, 2011 at 12 Noon and for 15 minutes, we will commemorate the assassination in Memphis of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by standing in total silence across from the state legislative building while holding similar signs to remind the lawmakers inside that: We are men and women. We are workers, taxpayers, and citizens. WE ARE ONE and WE HAVE RIGHTS!

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  • Free Preview: At the River I Stand

    Martin Luther King, Jr’s prophetic last speech in Memphis, TN on April 3, 1968, the night before his assassination (aka, the Mountaintop Speech). Remembering MLK, Jr. as champion of economic justice A few years ago at our annual summer school for union members – Carolina Labor School – we screened the documentary At the River […]

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  • AFL-CIO to Observe MLK, Jr. Holiday in Greensboro

    Save the Dates: January 14-18, 2010 Every year the national AFL-CIO observes the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a conference. This year it was in Memphis, TN, the location of the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike at which King rallied for union rights and where he was later assassinated. Next year labor leaders, rank-and-file members, […]

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