Black Workers for Justice banquet

Fast food union organizers honored, April 5.WW photo: Dante Strobino

Fast food union organizers honored, April 5.
WW photo: Dante Strobino

Black Workers for Justice held their 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Support for Labor Banquet in Raleigh, N.C., on April 5. The Rev. John Mendez of Winston Salem delivered the keynote address at the banquet, which raised the struggle for dignity and democracy in North Carolina and the South, particularly in the context of the growing Moral Monday Movement.

The fast food workers’ union in North Carolina was among the recipients of the Abner Berry Self-Determination Award, given to groups and individuals who aid the struggle for Black Liberation and labor rights in the state.