Grants approved for 3 more sanitation workers from 1968 Strike

Grants approved for 3 more sanitation workers from 1968 Strike

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis City Council members approved grants for three more sanitation workers still living after the 1968 Strike.

Tuesday in executive session, the city's human resources department says it has vetted three more employees and verified they are eligible for the same $50,000 grant announced back in 2017.

Workers must have participated in the strike and have 25 years of service with the city.

"It's an opportunity to provide benefit to some people who are deserving of it,” said Employee Benefit Supervisor Michael Burrose. “Very exciting.”

The city even pays the taxes on the grant, so the $50,000 is for workers to keep.

They must first take an educational counseling class to help plan for the extra money.

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