RI Jobs with Justice Solidarity with Occupy Providence: Workers and unemployed call for protecting worker's rights and the creation of good jobs. Meet at Burnside Plaza, Providence (across from Kennedy Plaza) by the statue. There will be a short General Assembly at 5pm , a brief rally at 5:30 pm and a march to the Chamber of Commerce, Verizon (workers still don't have a contract) and the school district headquarters on Westminster St. JOIN US! AFSC will have some signs.
In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. answered a call to go to Memphis to support African American sanitation workers who were on strike for recognition of their union. Dr. King saw an opportunity to link this struggle to his growing, nationwide Poor People's Campaign and challenge the economic power structure of the south through a nonviolent campaign. "At The River I Stand," a film about the struggle where Dr.
HB 474, relative to freedom of choice on whether to join a labor union,was approved in both House and Senate by wide margins, and was vetoed by Gov. Lynch. This proposal is commonly named “Right To Work” and more accurately called “Right to Work for Less.” It represents an attack on organized labor and does nothing to provide jobs.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
Where we work
AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.