By today's standards -- secured for us through union and progressive efforts -- the workers' demands were entirely reasonable, the corporate response savage and lawless. This morning I heard a news report about a union helping laid-off casino workers sign up for unemployment benefits and health insurance and giving them assistance to pay their utilities. We need more unionization, and the way workers are being treated, there's hope for the movement. Thank you, AFL-CIO, for this well-produced history lesson and all you have done for American workers, including those who have never been members.
People should be reminded of what unions have done to help out the ordinary working class--remember what they say, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it! Corporations are gaining power, unions are losing it--look out!