Working People's Day of Action set for Saturday in Louisville

THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 at 11:00am at 3000 Fern Valley Rd, Louisville, KY, join hardworking Kentuckians and our allies as we Rally to stand up for our freedoms. Together, we will demand an end to the attacks on public servant pensions, fight to reinstate the prevailing wage, and work to stop the war on Kentucky's working men and women. We will rise up and fight to end a system that’s rigged against working people.

Corporate elites, extremists, and anti-working family politicians who do their bidding have rigged the rules of our economy and our democracy against us.

After more than a year of attacks on our way of life, anti-working family politicians want to take away the pension that workers have earned in Kentucky. While, wealthy special interests want to further rig the system in a Supreme Court case called Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which attempts to divide working people and limit our power in numbers because unions give workers a powerful voice in speaking up for themselves, their families and their communities.

When we join forces and stick together, we are unstoppable. Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and for dignity and respect on the job.

On February 24, working people and our allies will rise up to defend the very freedoms for which Dr. King fought and died. Join the Working People’s Day of Action Rally.

Below is National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's email earlier today. 

Working people are fighting to hold on to our freedom to come together in union to live better lives at work and in our communities. That’s why I want to make sure you have an opportunity to join other working people this Saturday, Feb. 24, for a day of action to fight for a secure future for all of us.

Find a Working People’s Day of Action event near you.

The Supreme Court will soon hear a case that will have a big impact on our voice at work. That’s why working people across the country are making a clear stand to keep the freedoms that we’ve fought for.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, there will be a day of action, with local events happening coast to coast, to defend our voice on the job and demand an end to an economy designed to favor the rich and powerful on the backs of working families.

Click here to find a Working People’s Day of Action event near you on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joined striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, as they fought for the freedom to join together in a strong union and be treated with dignity and respect at work. They carried signs that boldly proclaimed: “I Am a Man.”

Fifty years later, corporate lobbyists and special interest groups are bringing a case against working people, Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, to the Supreme Court. These are the same extremist voices that actively work to limit voting rights, roll back economic protections, and gut civil and labor rights laws. They’re ratcheting up their fight to break us up because they know we are strongest together.

Let us know you’ll attend a Working People’s Day of Action event near you.

When working people speak with a unified voice, we are able to affect the issues and win. That makes it much harder for wealthy elites to tip the economic scales further out of balance.

Bring your family. Tell your neighbors. Invite your friends. Now is the time for working people to band together, hold the line on our freedom to join together to make improvements at work and demand an economy that works for everyone.

Click here to RSVP for a Working People’s Day of Action event near you on Saturday, Feb. 24.

In Solidarity,

Rich
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Richard Trumka
President, AFL-CIO