Wal-Mart, $640 in back wages, would never have happened if the employees were represented by a union-->
On April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King stood in solidarity with the sanitation workers in Memphis, the workers were trying to be recognized collectively as members of AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees.
Dr. Martin Luther King died in the midst of supporting workers in a struggle to form a union.
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For more of the history of AFSCME and Dr. Martin Luther King please check out the AFSCME site