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  •  Those two charts remind me of a question.. (2+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, DeadHead

    ..Chris Hayes asked awhile back;

    Chris Hayes, Van Jones & other guests discuss unions, workers and where we stand right now:  high unemployment  & stagnating wages and big banks with record breaking profits – the new  normal?

    This question should help define why voting Democratic is the only choice for working folk - the 99% and those 1%ers that also believe in this country’s future

    Chris Hayes asks this question and it needs answering imo:
     Is this the new and permanent equilibrium that high finance has sought and are they right, that it is sustainable? (sorry about the commercial)
    ..not if we can stop it - together
     This is just a short clip (1:29), but Sundays 2 hour discussion centers around unions their vital supporting role for the Democratic party.

    What is missing is solid enduring support for unions (eg.:Employee free choice act) by the Democratic party (not the populace,  but the people in charge) - neglect that is costing the Democratic party more the longer it continues – but is already costing the American people/worker far more.

    It doesn’t have to be this way though: Dean Baker discusses Canada as proof that union decline is NOT inevitable (with a video: Fault Lines - The decline of labour unions in the US) http://www.aljazeera.com/...
    Up with Chris Hayes - Sunday September 2 2012

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