Galfand Berger proudly supports visionaries and leaders who embrace the cause of workers’ rights, equality and civil justice. One such leader was Martin Luther King, Jr., who was recently honored in a Memorial Dedication in Washington D.C. on October 16, 2011. Dr. King, who is best known as a key leader in the Civil Rights movement, was also a fierce advocate for the labor movement. Indeed, it was Dr. King who, when speaking about the importance of the labor movement, said:
History is a great teacher. Not everyone knows that the labor movement did not diminish the strength of the nation but enlarged it. By raising the living standards of millions, labor miraculously created a market for industry and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production. Those who attack labor forget these simple truths, but history remembers them.
And, it was King who reminded us that:
The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life. The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome. When in the thirties the wave of union organization crested over the nation, it carried to secure shores not only itself but the whole society.
With these words in mind, Galfand Berger gratefully supports the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by contributing to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC.
This support is just one example of Galfand Berger’s steadfast commitment to honor labor in our country. Visit our website to learn more about our long-history of community support.