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Apr042011

Union Workers to March on Anniversary of MLK's Death

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(MADISON, Wis.) -- Union workers across the country will take to the streets Monday, marching for their rights and to commemorate the 43rd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

King, a prominent civil rights activist, was killed on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was showing support for striking sanitation workers who were demanding higher wages and better treatment.

We Are One, a non-profit organization, has been behind the marches, calling the nationwide event "A Day of Solidarity."

"Join us to make April 4, 2011, and the days surrounding it, a day to stand in solidarity with working people in Wisconsin and dozens of other states where corporate-bought politicians are trying to take away the rights Dr. King gave his life for," the organization says on its website.

Several rallies are planned in Wisconsin alone, where Gov. Scott Walker has championed a law to strip state and local workers of their collective bargaining rights.

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