What We’re Doing
King and Meany Brought Civil Rights and Labor Together for a Legacy That Continues Today
Beginning in 1960, Martin Luther King Jr., and President George Meany of the AFL-CIO began a relationship that would help bring the labor and civil rights movements together with a combined focus on social and economic justice.
Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Many chapters in the story of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are well-known to Americans. The I Have a Dream speech. The Nobel Peace Prize. The Mountaintop speech. His Letter from the Birmingham Jail. His commitment to nonviolence. All the incredible accomplishments of a visionary.
Trumka at MLK Lunch: Racial Equality is a Labor Issue
The struggle for racial equality and just immigration has always been—at its core— a labor issue. Slavery was work policy. Immigration impacts our workplaces. Housing discrimination, mass incarceration, public education, health care and nearly every front in the fight for justice touches the lives of working people.