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Join thousands of working people on Saturday, Feb. 24, and defend our voice on the job and demand an end to a rigged economy.

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Working People's Day of Action and How to Participate

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 ECALF, 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.

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