WRFG LABOR FORUM PROGRAM ON MONDAY, JAN 18

On Monday, Jan. 18, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will speak with two of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strikers, Alvin Turner and Baxter Leach about the historic stance taken by these workers for respect, safe working conditions and higher pay.

Dr. Martin Luther KIng Jr recognized the importance of their struggle and came to Memphis to support them, setting the stage for his assassination.

The Labor Forum will speak with these two heroes of the labor movement as well as the current vice-president of AFSCME Local 1733, Keith Johnson, about the ongoing fight for worker rights and against racism and inequality in Memphis.

The Labor Forum airs from 4-5pm every Monday on WRFG 89.3FM in Atlanta.

For more information, go to http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

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Alvin Turner, the Rev. Leslie Moore, Elmore Nickleberry and Baxter Leach, from left, pose for a photo at the headquarters of Local 1733 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Memphis, Tenn. The men participated in a sanitation workers strike in 1968 that drew the support of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in Memphis on April 4 of that year. The poster includes the strike's rallying cry, "I am a man." (AP Photos/Adrian Sainz)

Alvin Turner, the Rev. Leslie Moore, Elmore Nickleberry and Baxter Leach, from left, pose for a photo at the headquarters of Local 1733 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees on Thursday, March 14, 2013 in Memphis, Tenn. The men participated in a sanitation workers strike in 1968 that drew the support of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in Memphis on April 4 of that year. The poster includes the strike’s rallying cry, “I am a man.” (AP Photos/Adrian Sainz)

 

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