In Chicago, nursing home workers hold one-day strike on MLK Day
What better way to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy than by striking against exploitative working conditions? This is what the nursing home workers of Veracare Nursing Home in Burbank, Ill., did on Jan. 15. The striking workers, union organizers, and dozens of supporters gathered and picketed, calling on owner Israel Davis to cease his illegal labor practices and to bargain a fair contract. In photo, Veracare worker Sharon Lake speaks on why she decided to strike.