Hope you had a great three-day Labor Day weekend!
My mom (nurse) and pops (plumber) were both union folks as well as veterans of WWII. Unions help everyone, not just union workers. However, unions are under attack today as you know by corporate America. They don’t like that we speak out when something is wrong or unsafe. They certainly don’t like paying us a living wage with health benefits. So many have sacrificed to get our wages and benefits where they are today.
These two female teachers were pregnant and on strike in 1975…I can’t even imagine that…for obvious reasons. Click the photo for the story.
Did you Know...
Martin Luther King once said, “The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute, and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life. The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome."