This morning, I interviewed Martin Luther King III after he spoke to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, meeting here today in Washington, D.C.
Question: What issues did you discuss with the Executive Council this morning?
King: I never thought that in 2011, 43 years after my fatherâ€™s passing, that we would have to be engaged in a serious campaign to protect and preserve the rights of workers, to make sure collective bargaining is maintained. Itâ€™s a sad day in America, but that sad day also creates a unique opportunity for labor and civil rights organizations to work together like weâ€™ve never worked before. Some of that began on April 4, when over 1,500 demonstrations occurred in America and across the world. continue reading