Working families across the country are organizing numerous actions for next week. All lead up to the top event, the We Are One Rally that starts at noon in Times Square. It’s anticipated NYSUT’s delegates will march to that rally direct from their business meeting, the 39th annual convention. If you are not already in Manhattan for the convention, contact your regional office on travel opportunities. There will be a special train for Long Island residents and some areas may be setting up bus schedules.
Why Monday? Because it was on April 4, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. He was there in support of striking sanitation workers and their right to collectively bargain. Amazing that more than 40 years later, it’s the same fight.