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This article was first published on Up North Progressive on December 29, 2018 On Christmas…

MEMPHIS, TN - APRIL 04: Children from Promise Academy Spring Hill hold 'I Am A Man' signs, in reference to the sanitation workers strike in 1968, as they participate in an event to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination April 4, 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. American civil rights leader King was killed on April 4, 1968 while supporting a sanitation workers strike in Memphis. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) 7 min read

I’ve worked for labor unions for 40 years and I’m proud of it.  But I’ve…

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We always knew the name Surf Street was dead on. When we were little, a…