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CWAers Commemorate MLK's Legacy for Working People

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, the I AM Conference in Memphis, Tenn., brought together thousands of labor leaders, civil rights activists, and other allies to develop strategies to ensure that all working people are treated with dignity and respect.

As part of the conference, CWA President Chris Shelton, District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings, CWA Civil Rights Director Melissa Matos, CWA members from Local 3806 and 3808 in Tennessee, and CWAers from Districts 1, 6, and 9 marched to the Mason Temple where MLK delivered his iconic 1968 "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech in support of striking Memphis sanitation workers.

King's 1968 speech centered around economic and social justice, a battle that union members continue to fight each and every day.


CWAers joined thousands of labor leaders, civil rights activists, and other allies at the I AM Conference in Memphis, Tenn., to commemorate MLK's legacy for working people.