Today, USW International President Leo W. Gerard and other national labor leaders were joined by more than 1,500 workers from across Arkansas marching outside Little Rock’s Central High School with civil rights activists. It was a big show of support for the Employee Free Choice Act that’s pending in Congress to restore workers’ freedom to join a union and bargain for a better life.
See our video above and click here for more videos from today's event.
President Leo W. Gerard; Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer; and Arlene Holt Baker, the first African-American executive vice president of the AFL-CIO and widely known civil rights leader, joined other national labor, civil rights, and faith leaders in an historic march and rally to call on the Arkansas congressional delegation to support the employee free choice bill. Click here for more info.
The event got lots of media attention, including from the Northwest Arkansas News Service. Check back to usw.org for the latest coverage, including more photos and videos.