Joining together, hand-in-hand, to fight for what's right for our brothers and sisters: Justice. Safety. Fairness. Freedom from fear and access to the righteous promise of America. That was what the Civil Rights movement of yesteryear was about. And it's what a modern day civil rights battle is about, too.
The Employee Free Choice Act is not just a labor issue. It truly is a civil and human rights isssue. It's about the right to pursue happiness and the American dream, the ability to raise a family and leave a legacy by being able to bargain for a better life.
Earlier this month, the United Steelworkers was joined by the AFL-CIO, civil rights and community leaders, elected officials and other union activists and leaders at what's being billed the largest ever demonstration in Arkansas to demand that Sen. Blanche Lincoln vote for and support Employee Free Choice.
The event began at the iconic symbol of civil rights, Central High School in Little Rock. It was integrated in 1958 by nine brave Black teenagers. Among the speakers was Little Rock Judge the Rev. Wendell Griffin, who told the story of his family and how life changed for the better when his father's job at a non-union sawmill became union.
Watch this multimedia presentation from that powerful day, then pass it on to all your friends, family, coworkers and elected officials and ask them to join our fight for civil and human rights by supporting Free Choice. You can get more information about Free Choice here.