Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Bill Gates is no Martin Luther King. Actually, he's the antithesis.
1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated while supporting a sanitation workers' strike in Memphis.
2. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates owns the biggest stake in Republic/Allied Waste, a national waste disposal company.
3. Gates and Republic Services are doing the same thing to sanitation workers as the City of Memphis was doing to them in 1968.
Teamsters represent thousands of Republic/Allied Waste workers.
On Jan. 21, Teamsters from Atlanta and Memphis -- along with two sanitation workers from the 1968 strike -- marched in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day parade in Atlanta. They were protesting Republic's treatment of its employees. The company has locked out workers, reneged on contracts and tolerated dangerous working conditions.
Read more here.