From the TUC

Come to the rally in solidarity with US workers and unions

25 Mar 2011, By

On Thursday 4 April 1968, Dr Martin Luther King Jnr was assassinated in Memphis where he had gone to stand with sanitation workers to demand the right to bargain collectively for a voice at work and a better life. The AFL-CIO has designated Monday 4 April 2011 a Day of Solidarity with the public sector workers of Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana and a dozen other states where right-wing corporate politicians are trying to take away these rights.

As part of our support for the workers and unions in the USA, the TUC is holding a rally of solidarity with the workers and trade unions of the USA, from 6-8pm, Monday 4 April 2011 Congress House, Great Russell Street London WC1B 3LS. Registration is essential, but free!

Speakers for the evening will include:

  • Kate Allen, Director – Amnesty International UK
  • Tony Burke, Unite Assistant General Secretary and TUC General Council
  • Prof Keith Ewing, Professor of Public Law – Kings College London
  • And guests from the US trade union movement

To attend this event you must register by sending your name, union/organisation and a contact e-address to [email protected].  (Any further information about the event will be sent to you by email). We would appreciate your registration no later than Friday 1 April 2011. Light refreshments will be available.