Ivy Bethune is well-known to SAG, AFTRA and AEA members for her nearly 80 years of service to her unions and to the civil rights movement. Today, as we mark the April 4th commemoration of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and come together for WE ARE ONE, the woman known affectionately as Miss Ivy shares her thoughts with her fellow union members.
Forty-three years ago today we lost Dr. King, Jr., a man I greatly admired and who deeply inspired me to serve and continue to fight for civil rights in our country. Collective bargaining is a right that Dr. King and so many others fought for us to have, and now that right is under attack and one we ALL risk losing. Our opponents know that we have power when we work together and that's why they want to take this right away from us. Let’s show that we are not going to waver in our unity. Please stand with me. Together, We Are One.