Apr 4, 2011

Today, We Stand with Wisconsin. We Stand with Workers Nationwide. We Stand Together as One.

What’s happening in Wisconsin – the way workers have come together to fight back against Governor Walker’s unprecedented assault on working families – has been an inspiration for union members and allies nationwide, as we face anti-worker attacks in our own states. When we stand together, we can beat back assaults on workers and the middle class.

That’s why on April 4th, the UFCW will join the entire labor movement and our allies in standing up for workers’ rights. April 4th is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s death, and we will stand for the same human rights and dignity for workers that Dr. King was fighting for in Memphis 43 years ago when he led the sanitation workers’ strike.

UFCW members will be participating in a range of actions, from rallying, to wearing stickers that say “Sticking together for Working Families,” to posting on Facebook. We will be featuring their actions and many other union members and supporters on our websites throughout the day – and here in Washington, we will be marching on the Koch Brothers’ headquarters and wearing red to show support for our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin. For more information on April 4th and what you can do, please click here.

I don’t know about you, but today I am proud to be an American. I am proud to be part of a movement to fight to save our middle class—and the American Dream. I am proud of union members and other workers and supporters with the strength and willingness to get involved at this crucial moment in history, and I believe that we can win the fight for working families everywhere.

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