We Are One

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    Apr 01, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. He had gone there to support sanitation workers demanding their dream: The right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. They went on to become members of AFSCME.

    The hopes and dreams of working families across America are under attack today, more than they’ve been in a long time.

    But we’re rising to the challenge—building transformational change for working people from the rubble being left by destructive, CEO-funded politicians in states and in Washington, D.C.

    On Monday, April 4, and the days surrounding it, workers across the country are organizing and joining hundreds and hundreds of actions. The labor movement, progressive organizations, the faith community, students, academics and concerned Americans from all walks of life are united, demanding a better future and declaring “We Are One.”

    Find a "We Are One" solidarity action near you, or add your own.

    The spark that was lit in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and other states where workers are under attack by politicians as payback to their CEO friends is igniting a movement none of us could have imagined. More than ever, Americans realize we’re all in this together. We realize that an attack on any group of workers is an attack on all of us.

    What better way to celebrate this new solidarity than by honoring Dr. King’s legacy and sharing our common dreams with each other?

    Find a solidarity action near you.

    Or, get ideas and add your own solidarity action.

    The movement that started in Wisconsin continues to grow. This unprecedented momentum and solidarity is coming from the ground up—not from any one person or organization, but from millions of us.


    To achieve lasting change for workers in America, each of us must find our own ways to keep building on the movement that started in Wisconsin. We can’t allow momentum to be lost for even a moment.

    However you choose to do it, please join us in solidarity April 4. And please stay involved, because this is only the beginning.

    With more than 800 We Are One solidarity events scheduled, and more than 100 being added every day, April 4 is shaping up to be one of the most significant days of action in a generation.



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    Apr 01, 2011 2:04 AM GMT
    Great post and good Idea !!! I think that these regressive state governors and their republican supporters have taken things too far and have thereby awakened 'the sleeping giant' in the form of the American workers. What they are trying to do against workers rights is already back firing and I'd be willing to bet, will take them out in 2012. Buyers remorse is setting in !!
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    Apr 01, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    realifedad said Great post and good Idea !!! I think that these regressive state governors and their republican supporters have taken things too far and have thereby awakened 'the sleeping giant' in the form of the American workers. What they are trying to do against workers rights is already back firing and I'd be willing to bet, will take them out in 2012. Buyers remorse is setting in !!


    The worst thing republicans can do is run rough shod and treat workers like the dirt under their feet because they WILL FIGHT BACK as they are quickly finding out. Walker got elected by hiding the truth about what he was really going to do and that was break unions and it's showing now. Many Wisconsin workers and union members voted for him because they thought he was going to cut WASTEFUL SPENDING and not their bread and butter. That's why if there was a reelection for governor in Wisconsin, he would not get elected now knowing he is actually going to work against workers and make CEO's even richer.

    Right now it's just union members that are getting attacked, but the average non union worker is ALSO going to see their wages and incomes shrink, if we don't fight back againt corporate and government greed. Many American workers have not seen a raise for 4 years or more and yet the cost of the products they produce have been going up every year. Corporations and CEO's are lying, if they say they are not making big profits. And if they aren't making big profits, then they better look at themselves and their managers because then there is poor management, which is the problem and NOT BECAUSE WORKERS ARE MAKING TOO MUCH. .