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(Mother Jones)   50 years after their historic strike, sanitation workers still fighting. Presumably it's not the same people   ( motherjones.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Martin Luther King, Jr., sanitation workers, civil rights, Martin Luther King, Memphis, Tennessee, Memphis sanitation workers, Memphis Sanitation Strike, striking sanitation workers  
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2018-03-22 10:09:27 PM  
Still fighting the same white trash
 
2018-03-22 11:33:58 PM  
in a sanitarium, not sanitation
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2018-03-22 11:45:11 PM  
King's "pilgrimage to Christian socialism" was well underway by the early 1950s. King wrote of realizing as a teenager that the "inseparable twin of racial injustice was economic injustice." And at age 21, he pointed to his memories of Depression-era bread lines as the source of his "anti-capitalistic feelings."

Fake news! Glenn Beck assures me that MLK was a conservative free market Republican!
 
2018-03-23 12:55:56 AM  
And this is what people forget about unions. For all their problems and issues, of which there are plenty, they're the only way anyone is able to fight for worker's rights and not let corporations get away with exploitation. Companies sure as heck aren't gonna police themselves out of the goodness of their hearts.
 
2018-03-23 02:25:54 AM  
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Nothing ever changes.
 
2018-03-23 08:53:06 AM  
who can take this trash out
I don't mind at all
who can clean me up before the big policeman's ball
the garbage mannnnnn!
 
2018-03-23 11:09:02 AM  
Never trust the trash people
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2018-03-24 02:01:09 AM  
I'm old enough to remember a time when folks still used steel trash cans, and there was no mechanism on the garbage truck to pick em up.  The folks who did that work, picked up hundreds of cans of garbage a day and dumped them in the truck, deserved whatever they could get, pay wise.  I can remember watching them work, and thinking, "There is a guy you would not want to wind up in a bar fight with!"  Of course, those guys probably took half a dozen aspirin, and went to bed by 8 each night.  My joints hurt just thinking about it.
 
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