Louisville Courier-Journal: Martin Luther King Jr. was right. Civil rights and labor movements natural allies | Opinion

By BERRY CRAIG

“The labor-hater and labor-baiter is virtually always a twin-headed creature spewing anti-Negro epithets from one mouth and anti-labor propaganda from the other mouth,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. aptly observed in remarks at the 1961 AFL-CIO convention.

That's still true.

Anyway, it’s no coincidence that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is clinging like grim death to the filibuster to derail the PRO Act and to stall legislation that would override GOP-sponsored state laws that deliberately make it harder for people of color to vote and vest control over vote counting and election certifying to partisan bodies such as appointed election commissions.

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