ADVERTISEMENTThe national strike will also include worker-led marches through participating cities, organizers said Wednesday.
“Our members have been on a journey … to understanding why we cannot win economic justice without racial justice.
This strike for Black lives is a way to take our members’ understanding about that into the streets,” Henry told the AP.
“Strike for Black Lives” organizers say they want to disrupt a multi-generational cycle of poverty perpetuated by anti-union and other policies that make it difficult to bargain collectively for better wages and working conditions.
An estimated 54% of Black workers and 63% of Hispanic workers fall into that category, compared to 37% of white workers and 40% of Asian American workers, the group said.