Feb. 10, 2011 – One thing that some people often forget was why Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Memphis in August 1964.He was supporting workers in a strike.
After his death, his wife, Coretta Scott King, became the face of organizing efforts for nurses throughout the East. The locals she helped organize are now our brothers and sisters in SEIU.
Black history and labor history in America are often entwined. Today, there is no question that the struggle for justice is a struggle for all workers.
SEIU 521 celebrates Black History Month each year and embraces black history always through AFRAM, the African-American Caucus within SEIU Local 521.
We celebrated in Fresno on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.
For more information, visit the SEIU 521 AFRAM web page: http://521.seiu.org/AFRAM