Press Release

AFL-CIO Proudly Supports March on Washington

Statement from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on labor’s support for tomorrow’s March on Washington—Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks:

As the entire nation grapples with another horrifying incident of a Black man being shot in the back by a police officer, the labor movement remains committed to doing our part to bring long overdue racial and economic justice to our country. We are proud to support the March on Washington, where thousands will come together to call for racial equality. AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler will deliver remarks on the labor movement’s ongoing efforts in fighting for a fairer and more just economy and society. In the face of COVID-19 and systemic racism, America’s unions are mobilizing like never before and we proudly stand in solidarity with all those exercising their rights to peacefully protest, whether it’s working people taking to the streets or athletes refusing to “shut up and play.” We will not be silent. #BlackLivesMatter.

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