A Glimpse of the Oligarchy’s View of the Future for US Workers firedoglake ...That’s the future: jobs at about $13-18 an hour are competitive with Chinese labor, considering other costs, so that’s what we get...
Unlike Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, working families don’t have the luxury of big money to keep their jobs. And now that Walker has held on to office in Wisconsin, his right-wing allies want to use the governor’s victory as proof that attacking workers is somehow an effective way to run the state and the country.
But $30.5 million is a cheap argument.
Here's UAW President Bob King at the Teamsters convention this week in Las Vegas. It's 17 minutes long, but it's worth it. Some favorite lines:
It's not just a war on unions or union workers. There is a war on all workers in the middle class in America...
There is not a democracy that exists today without a strong middle class, and the only thing that ever built a middle class is unions and the institution of collective bargaining...
|Three mural panels, "The Strike," "Frances Perkins," "Rosie the Riveter."|
Watch this great speech by Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders about the war against workers. He stood on the Senate floor yesterday and told the other senators (most of whom are millionaires),
Watch this great speech by Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders about the war against workers. He stood on the Senate floor and told the other senators (most of whom are millionaires),
If we don’t begin to stand together and start representing those families, there will not be a middle class in this country.
Sanders said a war is being waged by some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in this country against the working families of the United States of America.