Take a Moment of Silence in Remembrance of Memphis Tragedy

The IAM urges members to take part in a moment of silence at 10 a.m. EST February 1, 2018, the 50th anniversary of two sanitation workers who lost their lives in Memphis, TN. The tragic event touched off the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike. The entire labor movement will join together to launch the I … Read more Take a Moment of Silence in Remembrance of Memphis Tragedy

2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 12-15, 2018 at the Hilton Americas Houston, 1600 Lamar St., Houston, TX.  This conference celebrates Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future generations. … Read more 2018 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

Freedom Day: How the Machinists Union Stood with South Africans to Overcome Apartheid

The Machinists Union—and the North American labor movement—had a larger role in taking down the institutional racism of South African apartheid than you may have thought. Twenty-three years ago, on April 27, 1994, South Africa held its first national election in which non-whites were allowed to vote. The people elected Nelson Mandela, a civil rights … Read more Freedom Day: How the Machinists Union Stood with South Africans to Overcome Apartheid