Vintage 90s Martin Luther King Jr. and the Transport Workers Union Convention Graphic Shirt
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The story behind the shirt:
Transport Workers Union of America founding president Michael J. Quill formed the union in New York in 1934. Workers were being hired and fired at will, they were underpaid, they were overworked, and they were mistreated; several previous attempts to organize a union had failed.
From Quill’s fight to open up trades and job titles to minorities in the 1930s to the contractual guarantee of maternity leave in the 1980s, the TWU has always recognized that discrimination for any reason has no business in the workplace.
At every step of the way, the TWU fights for equality in the workplace, and has spoken out against discrimination based on race, job title, and ethnicity ever since its founding. The TWU’s record on civil rights is unparalleled: one of the union’s proudest moments is when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the TWU convention in 1961, and when TWU members marched with Dr. King in Selma in 1965.
This shirt represents monumental changes and advances in diversity in the workplace and continues its mission to this day.