Newly elected United Auto Workers President Bob King is keeping true to his promise to make the union more aggressive on issues beyond bargaining for worker contracts.
King launched a campaign Monday at the UAW’s Solidarity House along with the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition called “Jobs, Justice and Peace,” a broad effort that begins with an Aug. 28 march in Detroit.
The date commemorates the June 1963 “Freedom Walk” in Detroit that the UAW helped organize and that was led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., where he first delivered portions of his “I Have a Dream” speech prior to leading the largest civil rights demonstration in history — the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.