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    dsb, historys mysteries, Mike08

    I'm in high tech, working at a place where neither R&D nor manufacturing folks are unionized. There's a lot of complexity there, probably way more than can be handled in a comment.

    Having said that, I have friends and family in the UAW (grad TAs at Berkeley are UAW!), CTA (teachers), UFCW. My undergrad degree is in history, but the focus of my work and research was labor history (outside the US). Powell's Books, where I worked many years ago, is now a union shop, although it wasn't when I was employed there.

    I'm becoming active in immigrants' rights work here in San Jose, work which is heavily supported by SEIU. The kid and I walked to the store a few weeks ago and encountered an informational picket line of construction workers who were working at other sites of that same store. We chatted with them for a few minutes, turned around, and walked home to get the car to go to a different store. He's known for years that we may honk and wave at picket lines, we may stop and talk for a bit, and we may even bring coffee and donuts - but we do not step over that line.

    I worry, sometimes, that these memories may be all that's left of his understanding of unions by the time he's an adult, though.

    "I like to go into Marshall Field's in Chicago just to see all the things there are in the world that I do not want." M. Madeleva, C.S.C.

    by paxpdx on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 09:06:51 AM PDT

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