For This Labor Day We Need a Main Street Contract for the American People
National Nurses United, Blog 8/30/13
In a week in which we marked the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, Labor Day this year comes at a good time to reflect on the broader vision of what it means to be a registered nurse, a union member and a working class American.
The hundreds of thousands who traveled many miles to Washington half a century ago, marched and rallied for racial justice, freedom, and equality.
But as many have pointed out, economic justice and jobs were also a foremost subtext to that day, as represented by many union participants and, of course, Dr. King himself who five years later would literally give his life speaking out for workers.