Somali and Oromo bus drivers have filed charges against two Twin Cities bus companies.
"If we are to succeed, the full range of working peoples' voices must be heard in the internal processes of our movement."
AFL-CIO's annual Martin Luther King Conference, a 3-day event from Jan. 15-17 in D.C., was entitled "Change The Rules, Be The Power"
Richard Trumka remarked, "We deserve better" than Donald Trump's racism.
We are resolved to take clear action to combat racism, in our own house of labor, and in the broader community; there is no time to waste.
"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."
Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.
He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.
The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.
On January 13 in 1869 over 200 black delegates met in Washington D.C. to form the National Labor Union; the word "colored" was added by the establishment press.