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Today’s verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd is one very small step towards righting so many wrongs. But it is only one trial where justice was served, and it in no way ends the rightful rage and fury for the unimaginable number of Black lives lost to police brutality and systemic racism, which is ingrained in our country. 

“One verdict cannot and will not change centuries of wrong, but let it be a lesson that justice can be served. 

“Startlingly even during this trial, more Black lives have been lost. 

“It is time for us to come together as a nation to set a new course that acknowledges the problematic race relations here. We must tackle the systemic issues that continue to oppress Black people and the economic, housing, healthcare, and societal discrimination that makes it more difficult for Black people to be successful.

“We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement in demanding an end to police violence with the same commitment that we fight to improve workers’ rights and a just economy for all,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

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The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) represents 100,000 members throughout the United States. The RWDSU is affiliated with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW). For more information, please visit our website at, Facebook:/RWDSU.UFCW Twitter:@RWDSU.