50 Years Later: Dr. King Honored by San Diego Sanitation Workers

On April 4, 1968 – half a century ago today – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life was cut short in Memphis, where he was fighting for dignity and justice on behalf of  black sanitation workers in AFSCME. Today AFSCME honors this heritage. The struggle continues for every oppressed community; for every exploited worker; for every vulnerable resident; for the poor, for the disappearing middle class, and for equality and opportunity for all .

Read about how one of our Local Presidents, Rodney Fowler of San Diego sanitation workers' Local 127, recounts his  memories of the fateful day that Dr. Martin Luther King was tragically shot dead after joining the march for racial justice and fair working conditions in Memphis, TN -- as Rodney was just celebrating his seventh birthday at home.