Rob Duffey

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Why we're fighting for MLK's final cause

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fifty years ago today, hundreds of black sanitation workers in Memphis walked off their jobs after two of their brothers were crushed to death by their truck's faulty compactor. For more than 60 days, the striking workers made daily marches from the local church to city hall, wearing signs …

The Memphis sanitation workers strike and MLK’s unfinished fight for economic justice

Fifty years after King began his Poor People’s Campaign, workers and advocacy groups are pushing for better wages and union rights for the working poor.<p>On February 1, 1968, two Memphis sanitation workers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were crushed to death when the trash compression mechanism in …

Fight for $15 movement plans fast-food workers' strike across south

Organization marks 50th anniversary of Memphis sanitation workers’ strike as it joins Poor People’s Campaign to honor Martin Luther King<p>The Fight for $15, the movement that has galvanized city campaigns to raise the pay of low-wage workers, is teaming up with the civil rights leader William Barber …

The Poor People’s Campaign begins anew on the 50th anniversary of Memphis sanitation workers’ strike

A decades-old fight against poverty and income inequality along racial lines has not died, says a national coalition of low-wage workers, clergy and …

Activists renew ‘Fight for $15’ minimum wage increase

About 200 low-wage workers and union members sporting pickets and signs rallied on Monday around lunch hour at a Kansas City McDonald’s to urge an …

Workers seek $15 wage, union rights in protests in many cities

Several thousand fast-food and other low-wage workers in nearly 50 cities took part in demonstrations Monday to renew their demand for a $15 minimum wage and the right to join a union.<p>The protests in Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Detroit, St. Louis and other cities marked the 50th anniversary of the …