Congratulations to the Essex-West Hudson CLC for securing one of only twenty $5,000 grants which were available through the national AFL-CIO’s Adopt-a-School Program. These funds will be dedicated to Newark’s Miller Street School to help educate young people on the vital connection between workers’ rights and civil rights. The grant also encourages the labor council to begin an ongoing partnership with the school in order to bring the academic concepts of the labor movement into the classroom.
This lesson was critical to our growth and social progression as a nation. We believe it is now our responsibility to ensure that Dr. King’s dream is understood by the next generation of students so that we can continue to appreciate the ideals of economic justice and social harmony.