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The Key to Genuine Equality? A Union Card
Whenever I face adversity—when my faith is shaken or my confidence falters—I turn to a woman I carry in my heart every day. Too often forgotten in Dr. King’s shadow, Coretta Scott King embodied everything at the core of an intersectional fight for justice. Above all, she recognized that the movement for civil rights could not stop at the voting booth. It had to be a fight for dignity in every facet of our lives—the right to stand tall at work and to live with security at home.
Black History Month Labor Profiles: Kenneth Rigmaiden
For Black History Month, the AFL-CIO is spotlighting various African American leaders and activists who have worked at the intersection of civil and labor rights. On the latest edition of State of the Unions, we talk with Ken Rigmaiden, the president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT).