Your Take: King's Mission Remembered

Memphis sanitation workers, whose cause MLK backed before his death 44 years ago, haven't forgotten.

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Rodriguez Lobbins, a sanitation worker who was at the re-enactment march representing the hundreds of Memphis sanitation workers, said he was there "to stop those forces that want to roll back Dr. King's work and the progress we've made over the last four decades."

Today, we can honor Dr. King and the sanitation workers by continuing their struggle, adding our own forceful voices to the intensity and passion of theirs. 

Chad Johnson is executive director of AFSCME Local 1733 of Memphis. Lee Saunders is secretary-treasurer of AFSCME International.

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