On this holiday honoring Martin Luther King, I want you to read a couple of articles that I posted on this website about Dr. King. The first one is about his close ties with and support of the Union movement. The second one is about The March On Washington where Dr. King partnered with unions like the UAW in his fight for social justice.
Martin Luther King had a dream but that dream wasn't of the world that we have today. His dream was not of mass foreclosures, homelessness, hunger, outsourced jobs and political greed.
On this day, I am asking you to please sign my petition.
There are some main stream Democrats who seem all too eager to write off unions as being a thing of the past. They say that Union membership is "down to 10%". They think that unions are cash cows that the Democrats can tap for campaign funds, but "have very little influence on Democratic policy". That kind of talk betrays the values that the mainstream Democrats profess, but rarely deliver. In short it, provides aid and comfort to those who would benefit if unions were to become as extinct as the dinosaur.
Unions were an integral part of the civil rights movement because they allowed and still allow working people to be taken seriously when negotiating with giant corporations. In short, unions are forces for social justice. Martin Luther King recognized that and partnered with organized labor. Organized labor made civil rights a top priority and partnered with Martin Luther King.