May 8, 2021

Machinists Across Country Honor MLK’s Legacy

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From coast to coast, IAM members marched in solidarity, celebrated and gave back to their communities this weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

β€œDr. King understood better than anyone that civil, human and labor rights are one and the same,” said IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux. β€œThe best way we can honor him is to give back any way we can.”

Washington DC area members cleaned, stocked shelves and did renovation work at three Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations.

Machinists Union members giving back to the community at @PatuxentHabitat ReStore in Lexington Park, Maryland for #MLKWeekend. pic.twitter.com/BUMrB55myK

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 14, 2017

Machinists hard at work living the vision of MLK at @ReStoreMetroMD. #1uMLK pic.twitter.com/lLdi9CGn0V

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 16, 2017

District 70 Members in Wichita, KS hosted a blood drive to help save lives.

IAM members in Wichita, KS gave the gift of life by hosting a blood drive this #MLKDay. #1uMLK pic.twitter.com/XaIcWjxM86

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 17, 2017

In Seattle, Houston, Charleston, SC and Long Beach, CA, members took part in MLK Weekend events.

The IAM was proud to march in the @CityCharleston, SC #MLK Parade today. #1uMLK pic.twitter.com/sb78oEFXhl

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 16, 2017

IAM & @AFGENational repping at the @CityCharleston, SC #MLK Parade today. ✊πŸ’ͺ#1uMLK pic.twitter.com/4ze3A5qV3O

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 16, 2017

Proud to march in Houston’s #MLK parade. Workers’ rights are civil rights. #1uMLK pic.twitter.com/ZJeAxPVqwz

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 16, 2017

.@IAM751 was a strong presence at Seattle’s #MLKDay march. βœŠπŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺ#1uMLK pic.twitter.com/FqEb9HXcPf

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 17, 2017

Martin Luther King Parade Long Beach Ca District 947 and Local Lodge 1930 will march in solidarity pic.twitter.com/ylH4z8BVsv

β€” District947iam (@D947iam) January 14, 2017

The IAM also participated in the AFL-CIO’s annual MLK luncheon.

IAM General Vice President Diane Babineaux was thrilled to meet Empire’s @JussieSmollett at the @AFLCIOβ€˜s #1uMLK celebration! pic.twitter.com/0egRTLvSGK

β€” IAMAW (@MachinistsUnion) January 16, 2017

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