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www.wgrz.com: Labor unions plan July 20 mass strike to confront systemic racism in economy

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Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20 for a full day strike.

“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.

At the end of that two-month strike, some 1,300 mostly Black sanitation workers bargained collectively for better wages.

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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