Cincinnati honors sanitation workers who died on the job 50 years ago

WCPOPublished: February 1, 2018
Published: February 1, 2018

Cincinnati is one of the cities that took time Thursday to honor two sanitation workers who were killed on the job 50 years ago today in Memphis. The deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker were defining moments for civil rights and worker's rights movements around the country. After the two men were crushed by a garbage compactor while on the job, more than 1,300 sanitation workers across the country went on strike.

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