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Labor History

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis to support AFSCME sanitation workers. That evening, he delivered his famous “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech to a packed room of supporters. The next day, he was assassinated.

People's stories not in the history books

AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen and advocate for prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

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