Leaders of many of the nation’s largest labor unions will join the Revs. William Barber and Liz Theoharis, along with hundreds of poor people and clergy, in nonviolent direct action at the U.S. Capitol today at 2p (see Calendar). Advocates will call for living wages, the right for all workers to join unions, fully funded anti-poverty programs and free tuition at public colleges, among other reforms, as the historic reignition of the Poor People’s Campaign enters its fifth week with a demand that lawmakers address inequality across the country. The labor community warns that many of the gains for working people may be lost based on what the Supreme Court decides in the pending Janus decision, and will carry signs that read “Poverty wages = policy violence” and “We demand LIVING WAGES NOW!”
Revs Barber and Theoharis at a December 2017 rally on Capitol Hill; credit AP via progressive.org
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