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    Decades After MLK’s Death, Jobs At Risk In Memphis

    Decades After MLK’s Death, Jobs at Risk In Memphis

    They rode the streets of Memphis in creaky, dangerous garbage trucks, picking up trash from home after home, toiling for a sanitation department that treated them with indifference bordering on disdain. In 1968 those workers took to the streets, marching with civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to demand better working conditions, higher pay and union protection. …