The Freedom to Join
The U.S. Supreme Court will make a decision in the coming weeks whether or not to undermine the freedom of millions of teachers, nurses and other public workers to have strong unions. Today, the AFL-CIO has launched a new website, FreedomToJoin.org, that provides critical information about the Janus v. AFSCME case, counters misinformation, explains the value of union membership and draws attention to the wave of collective action in America.
By Our Hands: Here’s How Bonnie Blair Became the Typist of the Black Sanitation Workers on Strike in Memphis When Dr. King Was Killed
“I typed all day long for T.O. Jones,” said Bonnie Blair, recalling the rainy day in 1968 when she wrote 33 letters from striking sanitation workers to Mayor Henry Loeb of Memphis, Tennessee.