Colorado unions join national day of rallies
April 4, 2011
DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s unions are rallying across the state as part of a national effort to remember the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
King was shot 43 years ago Monday in Memphis, Tenn., where he was backing a strike by sanitation workers. Labor groups are marking the anniversary by calling for rallies in support of workers.
Colorado’s rallies are mostly in the Denver area, though gatherings are also planned in Greeley, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
The Colorado rallies are titled “We Are One!” and don’t have specific goals other than to mark the anniversary and rally support for labor and civil rights.