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Teamsters 117 Joins March in Honoring Dr. King


Members of Teamsters Local 117 joined in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Seattle on Saturday. 

After an assembly at Garfield High School, labor and community members marched to the federal building downtown under the banner, "We have the Power to Make Change."

"I think it's important as a union member and as an individual to be here because Martin Luther King was one of the great leaders of our century," said Deb Dahlin, a Shop Steward from Macy's who participated in the march. "He preached togetherness and we all need to embrace that." 

MLK was not only an iconic leader in our country's struggle for Civil Rights, he also cared deeply about working families and spoke out against the challenges facing labor.

Dr. King said: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right-to-work.' It provides no 'rights' and no 'works.' Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining…. We demand this fraud be stopped.”

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