"Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square f/the American home-but not f/housing. They are strong f/labor-but they are stronger f/restricting labor's rights. They favor min wage-the smaller the min wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity f/all-but they won't spend money f/teachers or f/schools. They think modern medical care & hospitals are fine-f/people who can afford them..." --Harry S. Truman
“I am a huge fan of Eleanor Roosevelt, and I have long collected portraits and mementos from her career ... She championed many causes that are important to me: civil rights, child labor laws, refugees and human rights. She drew harsh criticism from the media and some in government for daring to define the role of First Lady in her own terms... But her spirit and commitment were indomitable, and she never let her critics slow her down.” - Hillary, Living History
Management hates labor unions. Employees have no power but the power to withhold their labor. Right To Work gives Management the right to hire non-union workers, effectively taking away employees' only bargaining power.
Truth be told... We have to vote for those who can assure that the "common good" is served as per the Constitution's preamble to "Promote the general welfare and secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity...".
Labor rights lawyer: ‘Political winds blowing the right way’ to pass ENDA - "The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is set to be reintroduced before both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday. The legislation would put into place federal protections for LGBT people in the workplace, making it illegal to fire or otherwise discriminate against a person because of their sexual orientation or gender identity."
The Architect of America's Downfall | This is one of the best graphics I've ever come across. Ronald Reagan was the worst president in US history. Every horrible thing happening in America today, i.e.: Religion infiltrating government; War on drugs; Downfall of the middle class; Loss of labor rights; Class division; War on women; Belief that the poor are lazy -- lies about welfare queens; and so much more.
Trina Tocco, Organizing Coordinator at Change to Win, a coalition of labor unions with over five million members. Prior to that, Trina served as Deputy Director of the International Labor Rights Forum, helping to lead the fight for worker justice around the world. http://ethixmerch.com/blog/trina-tocco-fosters-labor-rights-internationally-create-solidarity #sweatfree #tribe
Emma Goldman, anarchist and activist -- "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution." Her life, from 1869-1940, spanned great movements of two centuries. She was an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women’s equality, and union organization. Deported from the USin 1919, she participated in great social and political movements of her age, including the Russian Revolution and the Spanish Civil War.
Today on César Chávez Day, we honor his commitment to service, education, and equal opportunity for all. Born on this day in 1927, he championed the labor movement and empowered working communities. As co-founders of the United Farm Workers, he and Dolores Huerta fought for and won higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to unionize—giving more workers the opportunity to build a better future.