Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Convention delegates were inspired by rousing speeches from two great supporters of working people

Convention delegates were inspired by rousing speeches from two great supporters of working people

Ed Schultz, host of The Ed Show on MSNBC addressed the delegates on day 4 of the National Convention. Schultz first became associated with the APWU when he attended the 2011 APWU National Postal Press Association Conference. At that meeting he pledged his continued support for postal workers. “We have to tell your story, over and over again,” he said. True to his word, over the past three years, he has repeatedly reported on postal worker issues; especially the manufactured postal service financial crisis and most recently the Stop Staples Campaign. In his remarks to delegates, Schultz focused on what he called the attack on workers. “The postal service is being attacked unfairly,” he said, while promising to do everything he can to help save the postal service. Schultz said he believes that working together people can force change. “They can’t beat us collectively,” he said. “If we stick together, fight hard and stay focused, we can’t lose.” Reverend William Barber, a leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina told delegates that the time is right for a new coalition in America. In an impassioned speech, Reverend Barber echoed APWU President Mark Dimondstein’s call for a Grand Alliance. Reverend Barber said our country is in the middle of a moral crisis, and that low-wage workers are longing for justice. “How do we come together to deal with this crisis,” he asked. “Labor and civil rights are one and the same. All of us have to fight together.”





Reference Source: www.apwu.org



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