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Announcing Protest of Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

Announcing Protest of Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

SCLC National President Dr. Charles Steele, Jr. To Announce Plans for A Protest Highlighting Issues inside the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center
Press Conference Thursday, September 23, 2020, at 4:30 PM

 

ATLANTA – Officials from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the organization co-founded and first led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., announced today they are holding a press conference at Government Plaza downtown Tuscaloosa on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 4:30 PM , to announce plans for a rally in the city to protest discrimination inside the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center.
SCLC officials will be joined by employees from the hospital. They will share details about issues at the center of a major dispute between employees and the administration, including racism and ageism as well as issues surrounding career advancement, pay inequities and hostile working conditions.
“We are moving to direct action against the VA, because the local leadership team has been slow in addressing the grievances that have been presented to them,” said SCLC President Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., who met with hospital officials earlier this year after being asked by National Nurses United to mediate the dispute. “If these concerns are not resolved and there is no movement by the VA, we must advocate for all of the employees who are facing discrimination and other injustices.”

WHO: Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference (SCLC), officials from the SCLC’s Tuscaloosa chapter,
employees from The Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 4:30 PM (Central)
WHERE: Government Plaza in Tuscaloosa, 2106 6th St, Tuscaloosa
WHY: To Share Plans about Upcoming Protests of the Tuscaloosa Veterans
Administration Center

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ABOUT THE SCLC: Established in 1957, the SCLC, whose first president was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an international organization made up of chapters and affiliates with programs that affect the lives of all Americans: north, south, east, and west. Its sphere of influence and interests have become international in scope because the human rights movement transcends national boundaries. For additional information about the SCLC, visit www.nationalsclc.org.To arrange an interview with Dr. Steele, contact at Jerry Thomas at jerry@jerrythomaspr.com, or (312) 414-4016.

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