Evan Yeats is Senior Campaign Communications Specialist with the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

Activists Remember MLK in California By Standing with Organizing Workers at Fresh & Easy

Across the country, union activists and supporters commemorated the 43rd anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King by rallying, praying and marching for workers’ rights. Across California, communities showed their solidarity by taking direct action in support of workers organizing at the Fresh & Easy chain of grocery stores.

In events held at 25 locations across the state, union members, community leaders and activists stood together and told the British conglomerate Tesco that Dr. King died fighting for workers’ rights and to honor his memory they should allow their workers the freedom to organize.