Labor was well represented at Martin Luther King Day marches in Baltimore, MD and Leesburg, VA. “Dr. King’s legacy is deeply connected to the labor movement and communities that have been forgotten or neglected by powerful interests,” Veronica Powell of AFSCME Local 112 said in Baltimore, where the event, originally canceled by the city, was reinstated after public outcry about the importance of acknowledging Dr. King’s social justice contributions for workers, the poor and people of color. "Walking behind the NoVA Labor banner (in Leesburg) were members from CWA, the Fire Fighters, Carpenters and Seafarers,” reports Dan Duncan. In addition, members of SEIU Local 512 promoted the ongoing battle for justice by Dulles and National Airport workers organizing with SEIU 32BJ.
-photos courtesy of IAFF 2068 and AFSCME Maryland