Dr. Martin Luther King considered forging a strong alliance between the labor movement and the civil rights movement one of his goals. When he was murdered in Memphis he was actually helping lead a sanitation worker strike there. King wanted Black workers to be treated the same as others, and he understood that unions and collective bargaining were the mechanism by which that could happen. Using union power to eliminate economic inequality is still an important project today. AFSCME has created a powerful and moving video connecting the spirit of Dr. King to the struggles that the labor movement faces today.