April 4 "We Are One" Events

Saturday, April 2

Utah

Saturday, April 2nd at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City (11 am to 1 pm). Look for the AFSCME table on the south side (by the capitol steps) to pick up your poster!
 

April 4 "We Are One" Events

Monday, April 4

Nationwide

On April 4, Stand in Solidarity with Working People. Learn more here.

Orange, CA – "We Are One" Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
WE ARE ONE! February, 1986, in Memphis Tennessee, 1,300 sanitation workers went on strike for job safety, better wages, benefits and union recognition. Workers held signs reading "I AM A MAN." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined their fight, ad on April 4th 1968, was assassinated in Memphis. In memory of Dr. King, Orange County will join the nation and stand as one f...

Tampa, FL – We Are One
This, We Are One rally to support public workers rights to collective bargaining. There will be two sessions one from 9:00 to 10:00 am and an afternoon session from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Studio City, CA – Continuing Martin Luther King's Legacy
Standing in solidarity, honoring the life, work and legacy of Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., and continuing his work by informing the public and younger generations that we are all equal in life and the pursuit of happiness.

Trenton, NJ – A Day to Stand in Solidarity
April 4, 2011, marks the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. while he was in Memphis to stand with sanitation workers demanding a right to bargain collectively. We are planning a roundtable event to reflect and discuss Dr. King’s legacy, his passion for civil rights, and his strong support for workers’ rights. The roundtable will include U.S....

Memphis, TN – 43rd Annual March Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
The march will start from L1733 at 10 a.m. to the Memphis Government Plaza, following the march a community BBQ will be held at L1733 from noon to 2 p.m. Coalition partners are invited to bring banners for the march, also tables are available for those who would like to display or share during the BBQ. Please call L1733 to reserve a table.

Abingdon , VA – Standing Up for the Middle Class
Martin Luther King was assassinated April 4, 1968 In Memphis, TN where he was standing with sanitation workers demanding their dream of a better life. Today, the right to bargain collectively for the middle class is under attack. Union brothers and sisters along with working America need to stand up because private sector could be next. We need to unite and show how we ...

Murray, KY – Labor Solidarity Day
There will be tables with info, etc. in front of Carr Health. At approximately 5 we will have a march across campus, culminating in a brief rally. There will then be a panel discussion in the Curris Center, followed by a showing of "Capitalism: A Love Story." More details are forth coming and updates can also be found on the event's page on Facebook under "Labor Soli...

Phoenix, AZ – In Honor of Cesar Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join the Maricopa Area Labor Federation and the Arizona AFL-CIO as we honor the Lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez.

Oakland, CA – Alameda Labor Council -We Are One Rally
March 4th marks the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis where he stood with sanitation workers demanding their dream of a better life. The Alameda Labor Council invites you, your friends and families to show America that we are united and a powerful force to be reckoned with!

Columbus, OH – Creating Economic Justice: Learning from MLK
We're still working on putting together the details of the event.

Columbus, OH – Creating Economic Justice: Learning from MLK
Speakers and performers will elaborate on the theme- Creating Economic Justice: Learning from MLK We're still working on putting together the details of the event.

West Palm Beach, FL – We Are One Rally
Large event showing solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters and showing support and respect for all workers rights on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Assassination. Unfair labor practices against any union hurts us all. The Kravis Center is guilty of many labor violations.

Decatur, IL – WE ARE ONE-March for the Middle Class
WE ARE ONE rally to raise awareness of the importance of the middle class.

South Bend, IN – We Are One
We Are One-Respect Our Rights. April 4 is the anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. who was assassinated standing up for striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. April 4 is a day to stand in solidarity with all working people and to stand up for the middle class under attack here in Indiana, in Wisconsin, Ohio and many other states.

DETROIT, MI – WE ARE ONE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL 5 P.M.
On April 4, all unions are encourage to organize an action at each worksite. This action can include gathering 15 minutes before work starts, wearing union t.shirts if possible and walking in to the work place together with at least one sign that says WE ARE ONE. After work, each union is asked to bring members to the Labor Legacy Monument in Hart Plaza on Woodward an...

Saint Paul, MN – We Are One: March for the Middle Class
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. Today, that same demand is electrifying people across America. It’s the demand of all people—black, white, Latino and Asian American: The right to j...

Forked River, NJ – We Are the Community
Any and all are welcome to picket and address the current assault facing public sector workers and collective bargaining. The employees in Lacey for example were furloughed 22 days last year in 6 months causing a 20 percent reduction in salary. In December the same employees agreed to a contract with a zero percent salary increase for three years and paying towards th...

White Plains, NY – Rally to Save the Middle Class
Corporate backed politicians and initiatives are choking the life out of the middle and our democracy. We will counter the blatant assault on middle class workers by exposing the litany of lies being told as a way to justify layoffs, the elimination of collective bargaining rights, pension and seniority reform, and tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy at the expense of Midd...

White Plains, NY – Rally to Save the Middle Class
Corporate backed politicians and initiatives are choking the life out of the middle and our democracy. We will counter the blatant assault on middle class workers by exposing the litany of lies being told as a way to justify layoffs, the elimination of collective bargaining rights, pension and seniority reform, and tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy at the expense of Midd...

White Plains, NY – Rally to Save the Middle Class
Corporate backed politicians and initiatives are choking the life out of the middle class and our democracy. We will counter the blatant assault on middle class workers by exposing the litany of lies being told as a way to justify layoffs, the elimination of collective bargaining rights, pension and seniority reform, and tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy at the expense o...

White Plains, NY – Rally to Save our Middle Class
Corporate backed politicians and initiatives are choking the life out of the middle class and our democracy. We will counter the blatant assault on middle class workers by exposing the litany of lies being told as a way to justify layoffs, the elimination of collective bargaining rights, pensions and seniority reform, and tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy at the expense ...

New York City, NY – Unite and Win: Stand Up for Workers' Rights
Forty-three years ago, in Memphis, a long struggle for human rights and human dignity ended in the tragic death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,but it brought economic justice and the respect that all people deserve to 1,300 city sanitation workers, on strike to win recognition of their union. On April 4 this year,the anniversary of Dr. King's death, we will remind our e...

Binghamton , NY – We Are One
We Are One Rally, supporting workers rights across America.

Brooklyn, NY – Walk across Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Park
We will gather at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge and walk across in unity to meet our brothers and sisters at City Hall Park.

Nashville, TN – Nashville We Are One Rally
This is the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination during the Memphis Sanitation Workers' strike. Dr. King was struggling for public workers in Tennessee, specifically sanitation workers in Memphis. Today there are few protections for public workers in Tennessee, and now teachers may have their right of collective bargaining taken away. There has been a call from AFL-C...

 North Adams, MA – we are one: respect our rights
This event is being organized. More details to follow. A meeting will be held on March 22 (Tuesday), 7 pm at MCLA.

Missoula, MT – We Are One Rally
All day April 4: wear your union button with red ribbon. Rally on the Higgins Street Bridge at 5:15 pm: wear something RED in solidarity. Bring signs and banners. Call 529-0622 for more information.

Little Rock, AR – WE ARE ONE: Respect Our Rights Rally
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. Today, that same demand is electrifying people across America. Join us to make April 4, 2011, a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin, Ohio, I...

Colorado Springs, CO – We Are One Candle Light Vigil-April 4th
Join the Colorado Springs Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO, El Paso Democratic Party, NAACP, Sierra Club, Equality Initative, MoveOn, All Souls church, VFW Post 7829 and others as we speak up for the middle class. On April 4, 1968,Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bar...

Denver, CO – Rally & Candlelight Vigil
Please see flyer for more information: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/document-preview.aspx?doc_id=73870440

Denver , CO – We Are One Rally & Vigil
This is a community rally and vigil that will include musical performances, guest speakers, elected officials, faith leaders and Colorado working families. Please join us for music, faith and fellowship on April 4th! We anticipate thousands of Coloradans to join us in Denver City Park!

Atlanta, GA – WE ARE ONE
We will hang a wreath on Ebenizer Baptist Church at 6pm. Then March up Auburn Ave, Up Courtland to State Capitol for a Rally.

Des Moines , IA – Defend the Dream
This is a Iowa Federation of Labor sponsored event: For More information Contact IOWA AFL-CIO 515-262-9571 ifl@iowaaflcio.org

Fall River, MA – We Are One Rally
This is in support of the middle class and the labor movement.

Saint Louis, MO – We Are One
We will meet to discuss issues that are facing working people in Missouri.

Lincoln, NE – We Are One Rally
This event is scheduled to take place on the steps of the NE State Capitol building. Please show your support for working families all over the country. Plan to bring your own signs and your voices! Solidarity!

Newark, NJ – MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE & EQUALITY
Here is the info on April 4 from the POP website, http://njpop.org/wordpress. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “MARCH AND RALLY FOR JOBS, PEACE, JUSTICE and EQUALITY” WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2011, 5:30 PM WHERE: Corner of Broad & Market Street(s), Newark, NJ For more information call (973) 801-0001 On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination we will...

Portland , OR – Keep Dr. King's Dream Alive!
Join the Oregon AFL-CIO, the Northwest Oregon Labor Council, the ILWU and your fellow union members to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive. Stand up against the Koch Brothers who helped put Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in office and are holding up contract negotiations for our brothers and sisters in Oregon at Georgia Pacific and at the Wauna paper mil...

Sioux Falls, SD – We Are One Rally
We will rally and march in support of collective rights and working families.

Seattle, WA – We Are One Day of Action
This event is a mass rally designed to gain the most press and messaging coverage possible. Details to follow.

Redwood City, CA – San Mateo CLC We Are One Rally
This is an affirmation of what Dr King was fighting for in Memphis. We are calling on the labor community, community allies, and elected officials who support our right to organize and bargain to be present.

Phoenix, AZ – Honoring Dr. King
There will be speakers from Labor, Religious Leaders, Civil Rights Groups, Immigrats Rights, Seniors, and Community Leaders. There will also be a candlelight vigil to honor Dr. King and his struggle for a seat at the table for people

New Haven , CT – March for Workers' Rights, Human Rights, Human Dignity
CWA Local 1298's Committee on Civil Rights and Equity will be sponsoring a March / Rally to begin at the New Haven Green and we will march to Bank of America just a block away

New Haven , CT – March for Workers' Rights, Human Rights, Human Dignity
CWA Local 1298's Committee on Civil Rights and Equity will be sponsoring a March / Rally to begin at the New Haven Green and we will march to Bank of America just a block away. We will march in the name of justice for all Americans. Come Join us!

Woodlawn, MD – Labor and Community Banquet
Recognition and awards dinner for labor and community leaders

Asheville, NC – "We Are One" Solidarity Rally
This is a solidarity event for the Unions of Western North Carolina to show our support with workers across our Country who are fighting for the right to be recognized and collectively bargain for better work conditions and pay! We will be joined with other community groups and workers who believe and support this principle! Other additional events planned in conjunct...

Brooklyn, NY – Living Wage NYC
Please join labor, faith and community activists in an effort to enact Living Wage legisation in New York City.

San Diego, CA – We Are One Day of Solidarity Candlelight Vigil
Join us as we stand in solidarity with working people and show that WE ARE ONE!

 Findlay, OH – Worker's Rights are Human Rights
We are planning on having 2-3 speakers on the subject ending with a video of Dr Martin Luther Kings Mountaintop Speech. Refreshments will be provided.

Columbus, OH – We Are One Defending our Dignity
House Party Gathering of Civil Rights and Labor Movement Advocates along with Community Organizations to look at issues impacting the community.

Bronx, NY – One Bronx Rally for a Living Wage
Brooklyn & the Bronx will remember the work of Dr. King by continuing the struggle for living wages here in NYC. Join with faith, union, community and elected leaders in a rally to push for passage of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act -- a bill which would establish a $10 living wage plus benefits for all workers employed by large for-profit companies benefiting from c...

Roanoke, VA – Candlelight Vigil
Roanoke Candlelight Vigil Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge- Downtown Roanoke (Henry and Centre) When: April 4, 2011 at 7:30PM – 8:30PM Who: Workers, community activists and allies, religious leaders, elected officials, and students

Roanoke, VA – Candlelight Vigil
Roanoke Candlelight Vigil Where: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge- Downtown Roanoke (Henry and Centre) When: April 4, 2011 at 7:30PM – 8:30PM Who: Workers, community activists and allies, religious leaders, elected officials, and students

Washington, DC – Labor Film: "At The River I Stand"
Busboys and Poets' Labor Series presents a film screening of "At the River I Stand." “Memphis, Spring 1968, marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement,” say event organizers. The film “skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a local labor dispute into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came...

Whiting, IN – What is happening to the "common good," public service & unions
For anyone hoping to understand what is going on at the Indiana Statehouse, where everyday thousands protest bills that attack unions, education and working families. Speakers include AFT Hammond local president: Pat O'Rourke; Dean, CCSJ, Dan Lowery; USW representative; Ruth Needleman, Leadership & Social Justice, CCSJ

Chicago, IL – Chicago Federation of Labor Delegates Meeting
The Chicago Federation of Labor is hosting an open community forum which focuses on the rights of all workers. The blatant assault on working men and women in Wisconsin, Indian and Ohio has prompted organizations and leaders to unite to fight back in solidarity across the nation. The details of this event is still being finalized. But the mobilization effort is alrea...

Michigan Rallies

Thursday, March 31

5:30pm - 6:30pm WATP Town Hall Grand Ledge
Sun Theatre, Grand Ledge

6pm - 7:30pm WATP Town Hall Muskegon
Norton Shores Public Library 705 Seminole Rd, Muskegon

Monday, April 4

Detroit
"We Are The People!" Rally
Monday, April 04, 2011
Please join us after work and call your family, friends and Pastors to join us!
Gather at 4:30 PM - Step Off at 5:10 PM
Gather at Michigan AFSCME Council 25
600 West Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, 48226
March to Labor Legacy Monument~ Hart Plaza

Please contact Betty Smith to let us know you’re coming: (313) 964-1711, Ext. 2223
or via email bsmith@miafscme.org!

Flint
"We Are The People!" Rally
Monday, April 4, 2011
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
March around Flint City Hall
1101 South Saginaw St, Flint MI

Canton
Mon, Apr 4, 2011
8am - 9am Coffee Hour with Sen. Colbeck
Canton Coney

Mt. Clemens
11:30am - 1:30pm We Are The People Rally - Macomb
Kennedy Park, Mt.Clemens

Saginaw
2pm - 7pm We Are The People Rally - Saginaw
Borchard Park (Saginaw Courthouse)

Muskegon
3:30pm - 6pm We Are The People  Rally - Muskegon
AFL-CIO Labor Hall 490 West Western, Muskegon

Woodhaven
5:30pm - 7:30pm HD 23 Patrick Somerville Town Hall
Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven

Lansing
6pm - 7pm Lansing Area We Are One Event
In Front of the Capitol, then refreshments at 419 S. Washington, Lansing

Illinois "We Are One" Rallies - for more information, click here.

MONDAY, APRIL 4
Decatur: Rally at Central Park, 5:30 p.m.
Kankakee: Rally at Community Resource Center, 150 N Indiana Ave., 5:00 p.m.
Ottawa: Rally at Washington Park, 5:00 p.m.
Peoria: King remembrance at Workers Memorial near City Hall, 5:00 p.m.
Rock Island: Rally at Martin Luther King Center, 600 MLK Drive, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Bloomington: Central Labor Council meeting open to all working families at Laborers Local 362 Hall, 7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Peoria: Rally at county courthouse, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Springfield: Rally at Illinois State Capitol, 5:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Chicago: All-Illinois Rally at Daley Plaza in the Loop, 1:00 p.m. (plus feeder marches at noon, locations TBA)

We Are One Events »

View a list of solidarity rallies and vigils being held across the country on April 4 in support of public service workers.