We’ll keep this quick and to the point:
If you like weekends, safe working conditions, and a host of other protections, thank labor unions.
If you like labor unions, thank the IWW, the SP, Eugene Debs, Joe Hill, the Matewan strikers, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and the communist agitators–because they started all that when “liberals” wouldn’t lift a finger to help the working class.
And if you respect agitators from a hundred years ago, then take another look at Jill Stein, the Greens, the Socialists, the Occupiers, the independent egalitarians and progressives who dare to buck the two-party system now.
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