Today, as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and working families all over the country are coming together in marches for civil and workplace rights, we ask you to join them in a simple pledge.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who joined the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration and march in San Antonio, Texas, said:
Deep in my heart, I believe America is ready for a groundbreaking new movement for civil rights, for workplace rights, for immigrant rights, for LGBTQ rights and for human rights. I’m talking about an increase in the minimum wage. Universal sick pay. I’m talking about job creation. And other measures to stop the collapse of working people in America. These are not luxuries but necessities. America is hungry, sisters and brothers. America hungers for justice today.
This article originally appeared on the AFL-CIO Now blog.