Brothers and Sisters,
On February 1, we wish to remember Echol Cole and Robert Walker, the sanitation workers who were crushed to death on February 1, 1968 in the compactor of a malfunctioning, obsolete truck, in which they had sought shelter from a downpour. They were 36 and 30 years old, respectively, trying to raise a family on the minimum wages paid by the city. Their deaths sparked the walkout of 1,300 fellow sanitation workers. These workers were supported by AFSCME members from across the country, the Poor People’s Campaign and by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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