The “Memphis Seven” are the latest names in organized labor to endorse Steve for Shelby County District Attorney.

The group of Starbucks union activists made national news in February when they were fired in retaliation for their efforts to unionize the coffee shop at Poplar and Highland.

On Wednesday, the Memphis Seven joined Steve at a press conference, along with Jeremy Tallent of the Carpenters’ Local 345. There, Steve stressed his commitment to stand with workers if elected to the DA’s office. He argued that the DA’s office can prosecute labor violations by employers, such as wage theft, job misclassification, and retaliation against union organizers.

“In the last decade or so, progressive prosecutors have been using ordinary theft and fraud laws, both criminal and civil,” in order to fight labor exploitation, he said. “And that’s one of the things that I would do, if I were to be so fortunate enough to become District Attorney.”

The Memphis and West Tennessee AFL-CIO Labor Council has also endorsed Steve, along with many other prominent union locals, including IBEW Local 474 and Teamsters Local 667. Click here for a full list of Steve’s endorsements.

Also check out the full article in the Memphis Flyer covering the press conference.