“We Are One” rallies

Thousands take part in nationwide solidarity actions April 4

In a roaring backlash to recent attacks on public sector workers, thousands of SEIU members took part in nationwide actions April 4, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

Slideshow of all SEIU 521 events

Photos on interactive map

Photos by cities on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SEIU521

“All of these efforts to break unions and weaken the middle class go against the spirit of Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez,” said John Kovarik, a Santa Cruz County worker. “It’s time for this to end.”

“We cannot allow the ongoing attacks against public sector workers and working families. We are not the problem,” said Kristy Sermersheim, SEIU 521 Chief Elected Officer, to the San Jose crowd.

Dr. King was killed in Memphis, TN, on April 4, 1968, when he had stood with sanitation workers who were struggling for collective bargaining rights. Cesar Chavez, who died April, 1993, also supported workers’ rights.

In the news

San Benito: Hollister Free Lance

Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz Sentinel  and SantaCruzPatch  

Visalia: Visalia Times-Delta

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