Bloomberg Law
July 8, 2020, 10:11 PM

Unions to Organize Mass Walkouts in ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

A coalition of unions plans to lead walkouts in more than 25 U.S. cities July 20, demanding that companies change internal policies to combat racial inequities.

The “Strike for Black Lives” demonstrations—organized by the Service Employees International Union, the Teamsters, the American Federation of Teachers, the United Farm Workers, and others—will include job walkoffs for eight minutes and 46 seconds to represent the amount of time a white Minneapolis police officer held down George Floyd, who was Black, by pushing a knee to his neck. Floyd was pronounced dead shortly afterward.

The unions said they will demand that employers and ...

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