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Jobs Are The New Civil Rights Frontier

Jobs Are The New Civil Rights Frontier

In April 1968, Martin Luther King delivered a speech in support of the striking black sanitation workers in Memphis, called "I've Been to the Mountaintop." The next day, he was assassinated. Just over a week later, the workers got their raise and their union. Read More »

Not-So-Equal Opportunity: 10 Discrimination Issues That Made Headlines

Not-So-Equal Opportunity: 10 Discrimination Issues That Made Headlines

We've come a long way since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation that Martin Luther King Jr. is credited with helping push through. Society has continued to diversify, attitudes have (generally) widened and employers have become strong advocates of "equal opportunity" for all employees... Read More »

Survey: Only A Third Of Employers Offer King Holiday As A Paid Day Off

Survey: Only A Third Of Employers Offer King Holiday As A Paid Day Off

Since its inception in 1986, the holiday commemorating the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. has steadily gained acceptance among employers, who increasingly have added the holiday to the list of paid days off. Still, though the ranks of businesses that honor the King holiday have grown, a greater number of... Read More »

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