‘Strike for Black Lives’ to highlight racism

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NEW YORK (AP) – A national coalition of labor unions, along with racial and social justice organizations, will stage a mass walkout this month to protest against systemic racism.

Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of workers will walk off their jobs on July 20, according to details shared exclusively with The Associated Press. Workers across the economy, including fast food, ride-share services, nursing homes and airports, in more than 25 cities will strike to demand action from corporations and the government to dismantle white supremacy and to ensure the health, safety, and economic well-being of every worker, organizers said.

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