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Monday is Martin Luther King Day


Local 1224 Members, Monday is Martin Luther King Day – a day celebrating the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. Please be advised that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Local 1224 Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As stated by the International this week: King dedicated his life to the fight for racial and economic justice and was a steadfast supporter of the labor movement. He spoke at union conventions and walked picket lines with workers. Union members and leaders marched with King in the “March for Jobs and Freedom” and the Teamsters donated in support of King’s civil rights work. “The principles that Dr. King fought and died for are the principles that guide our union and the entire labor movement today,” said General President Sean M. O’Brien. “Dr. King led the fight for equal pay for equal work — he was a union man at his core. We know Dr. King would be standing with Teamsters and all workers today as we confront Corporate America to win a better life for the working class.” Knowing our history helps us develop a better understanding of our world. The Teamsters published “Life in the Teamsters: The Civil Rights Movement” in 2010. This book profiles the Teamster’s role in the 1960s civil rights movement, its efforts to secure equal treatment and benefits for all members, as well as the union’s strong belief in “no color line” from its earliest days. It even includes a few photos of Teamster members with Dr. King himself! The book is available to you in two formats: 1) Paperback Copy: Teamsters Local 1224 has a limited supply of this book on hand. It is available to members who request a copy on a first-come, first-served basis. To request your copy, email to ABledsoe@apa1224.org. Be sure to confirm your name and mailing address in your request. 2) Ebook: You can also download the book for your mobile or e-reader device today! “Life in the Teamsters: The Civil Rights Movement” is available online at https://teamster.org/books/life-in-the-teamsters-the-civil-rights-movement/! Fraternally, Local 1224 Executive Board Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224