When: Thursday, Feb 1, 2018, (All day)

Join AFSCME members for a national moment of silence, at 4:20pm, to remember Echol Cole and Robert Walker, the sanitation workers killed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968. 

In the heart of the Jim Crow South, African American sanitation workers were called "boy."  They faced poverty wages and degrading, unsafe work conditions.  The city refused to reconize their union, or even their humanity.  After two sanitation workers - Echol Cole and Robert Walker- were crushed to death on the job, their AFSCME brothers stood together to demand dignity and respect.  They marched in the streets carrying signs with four powerful words: "I AM A MAN."

Join us for a national moment of silence to remember the sanitation workers at the moment that marked their death 50 years ago.  Just stand up, bow your head, and commit to our cause.

This isn't just a reflection on the past; it's a call to action for our future.  An urgent call to fight poverty and prejudice, to advance the freedom of all working people.