Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Civil rights. Voting rights. Labor rights. Human rights. IOUE Local 139 honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress.

Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old age pensions, government relief for the destitute, and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image: Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Betsy G. Reyneau National Archives and Records Administration, Donated Collections – Record Group 200

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