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Honoring the Dream

'We Shall Overcome'Local 506 Members with Gen'l.-Sec. Clark - January 18, 1999

A Local 506 contingent, joined by Genl. Sec.-Treas. Bob Clark, took part in the annual Erie, Pa. Martin Luther King Day March on Jan. 18. Despite rain and snow, a long line of marchers paraded through the streets of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city. Carrying the banner are Dave Allen, Dennis Crawford, Local Pres. Dave Adams, Clark, Local Bus. Agent Pat Rafferty and Dennis McLaughlin. Fin. Sec. Wayne Burnett is in the second row between Adams and Clark.

At left above is a graphic created by the late UE cartoonist Fred Wright for union shop papers shortly after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luth King in April, 1968. Many UE locals took the lead in recognizing the slain civil rights leader by demanding and winning Dr. King's birthday in their contracts before the day became a national holiday in January, 1986.

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