Posted May 02, 2011
The 1,300 sanitation workers who participated in the historic 1968 strike in Memphis, Tennessee — members of AFSCME Local 1733 — were enshrined into the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Labor Hall of Fame” on April 29, 2011. Eight of the original strikers attended the induction ceremony before a full house in the Grand Hall of the Department of Labor in Washington, DC, and connected their struggle to attacks that continue to be waged against workers today.
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