Massive Union Presence Expected at March on Washington

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AFT and AFT-Maryland invite members to participate in the 2013 March on Washington, Saturday, August 24th. The nation’s unions will be represented en mass at the August 24th March on Washington.  As in 1963, the nation’s workers will emphasize the need for jobs, justice, and freedom.  Marchers will gather at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall and proceed to the new monument that honors Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader who galvanized marchers in 1963 with his “I Have A Dream” speech.

The issues that motivated the marchers in 1963—jobs, economic fairness, war, discriminatory practices, and voting rights--still plague America today, union officials say. The nation’s unions have called for participants to exceed the estimated 250,000 people who attended the first march.

AFT and AFT-Maryland are providing bus transportation from Baltimore to D.C. for members. Buses will depart from AFT-Maryland, 5800 Metro Drive, Baltimore, at 6:00 a.m.  Lunch will be provided. Register by MONDAY, AUGUST 19 by calling Jeff Johnson or Foster Stringer at AFT-Maryland: 410-764-3030.

Register here, and call AFT-Maryland at (410) 764-3030.

Read more about the anniversary March at AFT.org.