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The CT Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Supports the
“WE REMEMBER” RALLY
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. KING’S DEATH

We will bear witness – commemorating King’s legacy and vision.
We will join in an urgent, common bond to act together—for a living wage, for quality affordable health care, for strong fully funded public schools, racial and ethnic justice, a strong democracy and an economy that WORKS FOR ALL OF US- not just the few.
For more info contact: Ann Pratt
860.209.1234 – [email protected]
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Friday, March 16th, marks the 10th day workers from Porcelain Specrail have been on strike. Last week, roughly 40 people rallied around the 60 IUPAT workers who are demanding better wages, affordable health insurance, and a 401k retirement plan. The owners of Porcelen Specrail, whom reside in Cleveland, Ohio, are starting to feel the pressure from community support of the workers.

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To remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.

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Moment of Silence

Remembering Echol Cole and Robert Walker

On February 1, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers Echol Cole and Robert Walker huddled in the back of their truck to seek shelter from a storm. Suddenly, the truck’s compactor malfunctioned, trapping Cole and Walker and crushing them to death.

The tragedy triggered the strike of the city’s 1,300 sanitation workers. They had warned the city about dangerous equipment but were ignored. They were fed up with poverty wages and racial discrimination. They walked off the job and marched under the banner: I AM A MAN. On February 1, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the accident that killed Cole and Walker, we will observe a moment of silence to honor their memory and sacrifice, as we pick up the mantle from the 1968 strikers in the ongoing fight for racial and economic justice.

We ask you to please join us on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. Eastern, for a national minute of reflection.

Find or host a local event, or join us for our Facebook Live event on February 1.

Dear Hartford CLC, friends, & allies,

Our friends from UFCW 371 have their NLRB election scheduled at Severance Foods in Hartford on Feb. 1st and we in the Greater Hartford Central Labor Coalition have been asked by the workers and organizers Iris Rushford & Ross Hart to participate in a solidarity rally the day before, on Jan. 31 starting at 3:30pm, to encourage the workers to vote in favor of unionization, and to welcome them into our labor family!

Please attend if you are able and please share this information far and wide so we can have a strong showing for our new sisters and brothers!

Severance Foods
3478 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06120

NOTE: If possible, please wear yellow to the rally for UFCW 371.

Unions help build a better life for working people but the wealthy are trying to further rig the economic system in their favor. Show your support for unions.