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Dr. King, Workers' Rights, and Economic Justice

This column by Arnie Alpert was published in the Concord Monitor, January 16, 2012

Leader fought anti-union efforts

Labor and Community Solidarity with Occupy Providence

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:30pm

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. 

Right to Work - Wrong for NH, by Gordon Lafer

Briefing paper by Prof. Gordon Lafer on proposed "Right-to-Work" legislation.

Film on MLK and Memphis, "At the River I Stand"

Monday, May 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

danny glover

danny glover

Danny Glover speaks at the Indiana Statehouse calling the legislation an attack on workers.

Fact Sheet on Right-to-Work FOR LESS

NH AFL-CIO fact sheet on "Right to Work"

Stop Right-to-Work FOR LESS

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. 

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