“Government workers have proved that when they are not dealt with justly, they will defy the law. And they have proved that, in such situations, government is powerless.”
Jerry Wurf (right, with Martin Luther King, Jr.) was born in New York City on this date in 1919. Wurf was to serve as president of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, from 1964 to his death in 1981. The union grew from about 220,000 members to more than 1 million during his presidency.