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For This Labor Day We Need a Main Street Contract for the American People

National Nurses Join DC Action to Reclaim Dr. King’s Dream on Aug. 24, 2013. 

National Nurses Join DC Action to Reclaim Dr. King’s Dream on Aug. 24, 2013. 

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.

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