We are resolved to take clear action to combat racism, in our own house of labor, and in the broader community; there is no time to waste.
"Since the death of Trayvon Martin, the AFL-CIO has worked to open a constructive dialogue around the role of race."
Unionists at the confab included a large delegation from the CWA, a former top Unite Here activist, and AFL-CIO officials Liz Shuler and Tefere Gebre.
He was murdered by a heavily armed white mob organized by the sheriff.
The North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor has launched a campaign to support the fight against racism.
On January 13 in 1869 over 200 black delegates met in Washington D.C. to form the National Labor Union; the word "colored" was added by the establishment press.
He stressed that mass incarceration of people of color is not a result of a higher crime rate, but of laws that criminalize a whole class of people.
"We need to clearly, openly discuss the reality of racism in America, we have a big vision of a better nation.""
"Our brother killed our sister's son and we do not have to wait for the judgment of prosecutors or courts to tell us how terrible this is."
The bombing took place two weeks after the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.