Friday, March 13, 2009

THE RIGHT TO FORM A UNION

The “RIGHT” that all workers can unionize and be heard, finally made an appearance. For some unknown reason (unknown my foot) the Republicans have demonized the word UNION to mean something evil. Nothing is perfect and Unions have had their share of corruption but having said this, Labor Unions are the only way the average worker can have a say over their contributions to a capitalistic society. I hope eyes are open to the realization that inequality so rampant today is due, in part, because Conservatives, hand and hand with BIG BUSINESS, have made Labor seem irrelevant just so “THEIR” profitability will increase. I hope the gluttony we've lived with for too many (REPUBLICAN) years has finally been exposed. The passage of EFCA will be like a shovel of dirt thrown on the coffin of one small entity of GREED. This is encouraging but we still must remain vigilant. GREED will never die and WILL make an appearance wherever there’s a buck to be made or an easily deceived sucker to be had.

Fighting For Free Choice

Yesterday, the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which would make it easier for workers to form unions and diminish management's ability to intimidate and dissuade workers from unionization, was introduced in the House and Senate. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), the lead sponsor in the Senate, heralded the bill: "Today is one of those defining moments in history as we introduce legislation that puts power back into the hands of the people who are truly the backbone of this economy."
Rep. George Miller
"If we want a fair and sustainable recovery from this economic crisis, we must give workers the ability to stand up for themselves and once again share in the prosperity they help to create,"
Unionized workers earn 11.3 percent ($2.26 dollars per hour) more than non-union workers with similar characteristics,
RIGHT-WING LOBBYING CAMPAIGN:
he bill, which has been called  "a power struggle among labor unions and businesses,"
big business
will spend $200 million to defeat the bill
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