February 23, 2011

Next stop...Ohio?

Yesterday, close to 100 people jammed into a legislative committee room in Charleston WV to make a statement in support of workers in Wisconsin protesting against a union busting effort led by governor Scott Walker. Quite a few legislators attended, in addition to several dozen union supporters.

(By the way, you can follow a good chunk of the money behind the right wing jihad in Wisconsin and elsewhere to the Koch brothers.)

Now, it looks like another protest is building in Ohio, where a similar measure is being considered, and in Indiana, where "right to work (for less)" legislation is getting some play.

Clearly, the billionaire funded right wants to kill the labor movement, but union members don't seem to be going gently into that good night. I hope instead of an easy victory the enemies of labor stir up a hornet's nest.


WONDER WHY? There are more hate groups in the US than ever before, according to a new study.



1 comment:

Hollowdweller said...

The labor leaders in WV supporting the strikers in Wisconsin is laughable.

Who was it? James the brother of Jesus who said about faith VS works:

James 2:14-17
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

The WV AFL-CIO talking the talk on collective bargaining when they have never used their considerable clout to walk the walk and get the same collective bargaining for WV Public Employees shows them for the hypocrites they are.

I'm all for unions and collective bargaining.

But if you want to look at the real reason behind why union membership is at an all time low you need to look at the WV AFL CIO and "ALL THEY HAVE DONE" to get collective bargaining for WV Public Employees!