Published: 24/07/2020

On July 20, at least 20,000 workers in 160 U.S. cities walked off the job to protest systemic racism, violence and economic inequality. The protest was organized by the Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of black advocacy groups and trade unions including the IUF-affiliated Service Employees International Union.

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The Black Lives Matter movement continues to gather strength and support around the world. The IUF stands with those confronting and challenging racism and fighting for equality. We salute our affiliates in the USA leading the fight for racial justice, and who have expressed strong support for the movement. Racist exploitation and discrimination are deeply rooted in colonialism, slavery and post-colonial domination – they must be consistently opposed at all levels, including inside the labour movement.