“We are making a promise to our nation and each other to win the dream Dr. King died for….We are the American labor movement, the people who built this country into the most prosperous nation the world has ever known. And we ain’t done yet.”
Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech in Memphis, Tennessee. In the decades since his assassination, much of the focus on King’s life has centered on his civil rights legacy. But his final days in Memphis are a reminder that he was also a relentless champion for the dignity of work.