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.