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apnews.com: AP Exclusive: ‘Strike for Black Lives’ to highlight racism

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.

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