Right to Work?

11 Dec

How about “No soup for you!”? Or rather, less soup for everybody.

Michigan legislature just passed “Right to Work”. Having live in Florida for almost thirty years, I can tell you from experience, you’ve just been tapped and screwed.

If you are already employed, your future wages just shrunk. If you are a building contractor, a dentist, an insurance agency or a local retailer, the future profitability of your business is less.

When lower wages are being paid in your state, there is less money in the local economy. All the benefits of lower overall wages go to the top ten percent of earners. Most likely, few if any of these people live in your state.

Since 2007 middle income Americans have lost 38% of their wealth, while at the same time the top ten percent of earners have seen wealth rise by 18%.

What’s happening in Michigan would not be possible without the approval of those members of the working class who are swayed by the cultural crack cocaine doled out by the right wing media machine. If they get more, I get less. Humans have a natural fear of scarcity, but just as a percentage of the population will always believe the end is near, there is a segment that will always believe that somebody else is getting more than they are.

For the right wing media machine, this is like shooting fish in a barrel. They must be confronted head on! We have to fight back!

This is the time! At the dawn of the 21st Century, the issues of the labor movement move to the forefront as they did one hundred years ago.

You can’t hsve change without first changing yourself. The most realistic way for the average person to be that change is to start by just speaking up! There is no time to waste. History will not wait on us to screw up our courage and fight for what we know is right.

Your family and your friends know what you stand for, be loud and be proud when it comes to supporting workers, teachers, public servants and union workers. Time to stand up.


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