Reagan was President of SAG, a UNION for ACTORS and was a union Organizer!! Isn't that IRONIC???
for next weeks workers' songs: "If I Had a Hammer" by Peter, Paul and Mary!
Working Class Hero - John Lennon
Why is it that unions believe they offer greater negotiating power? The effect of unions, to the extent they are effective at all, is to make it harder for people to find work in particular areas. Unions try to raise wages above what they would otherwise be.
The BEAST's Ian Murphy calls Walker, posing as archconservative moneybags David Koch, and they casually discuss crushing all public unions.
This needs to go viral.
If you're not familiar with Billy Bragg, you should be. For years Billy has stood up for labor and unions in the U.K., and occasional here in the U.S. Some of his best labor/union recordings are:
Which Side Are You On - 1987
It Says Here - 1987
There is Power in a Union -
I Guess I Planted* - 1998
North Sea Bubble - 1991
WHOLLY CRAP ! MOTHER JONES WEBSITE Walker Caught on Tape saying he is going to insert trouble makers into Crowd so National Guard can be called
Baker Act this son of gun NOW
Unconfirmed reports say that Koch Industries is already running job advertisements to hire Managers to help run State Owned Utilities. A major contributor to Scott Walker's election campaign, Koch Industries has yet to release any information on its new Utility rates. At this time, the impending sales price of these facilities was not being released by the Governor's Office.
Already stunned at having perceived a devastating earthquake minutes before it happened, what could be more climactic than seeing Mr. and Mrs. Evan Bayh on my television commenting from the site of the event at ChristChurch where they happened to have been visiting? Did I see that? Did you see it Barrett? Did you see it Baker and Daniels and Shoaff, as Evan Bayh did? How about thee, Helmke and Beams, Beers, Mallers, Backs and Salin, K.W. Maxfield, of Counsel? Or you, Morgana Fata, Ewing LeFay?
I used to manage at a resteraunt. We used to not let our waitstaff refer to the customers as customers. We made them refer to them as guest because we wanted to change the way they thought about our patrons. We wanted them to give good service just as if they were a guest in our home. Anytime we heard a wait person use the word customer, we would stop them in mid sentence and correct them.after a while they would stop using the word customer and started using the word guest. along with the language change , came a mindset change.
this IS a martin luther king moment--just read nichols in the nation and saw jesse jackson say we're all marching into DC ....
this is what i've been hoping for--honoring martin luther king's realization that the civil rights struggle against racism led logically to the civil and human rights for all races everywhere for economic justice. i seem to remember this as 'the poor people's' campaign' though i could be wrong....old hippies have long term memory probs added to their short-term ones--ha.
I contacted the AFSCME Wisconsin Online Action Center to let them know I support their struggle and they wrote back to say they could use help with donations if anyone is able.
Workers' Rights Emergency Response Fund
Jackson Lewis presents itself as a reputable "national workplace law firm," yet under its polished veneer lies a for-profit unionbuster. In fact, Jackson Lewis is one of the oldest and largest union avoidance law firms in the nation. Jackson Lewis counsels businesses on labor relations strategies that prevent unions from entering the workplace. By operating in the shadows of corporate unionbusting campaigns, the firm remains virtually unknown to the general public.
Libertarianism is essentially a reactionary philosophy, in the sense of being contrary to the goals of the French Revolution. As Karl Marx pointed out to the anarchist Proudhon, it is impossible to argue that current arrangements (then or now) we find within society can be thought of as being neutral in respect to the quality of expressing either pre- or post- revolutionary political legitimacy.