Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. With Teamsters Local 667

Martin Luther King, Jr. believed the fight for civil rights and labor rights were inseparable. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting black sanitation workers who went on strike for a union.

Veteran TDU Black Caucus leader and Local 667 retiree Willie Hardy participated in the event.

Last week Teamsters Local 667 commemorated the 55th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination by officially making him an honorary member of the local. Family members and descendants of the striking sanitation workers were given plaques to honor the sacrifices their ancestors made. Local 667 President James E. Jones III and IBT General President Sean O' Brien spoke via video about Dr. King's enduring legacy for Teamsters today.
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