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  •  continuation of their effort... (5+ / 0-)

    they've been working on dismantling unions since Reagan's time - that's why we're where we are now, playing catchup.

    •  Took Advantage of Racism & Sexism (0+ / 0-)

      Remember the "Reagan Democrats?"  They were white union men.  Unions were segregated like the country at large.  The better paying trades were the province of white men while men of color were relegated to lower paying semi-skilled trades.  As government policy, women were discouraged from holding paying jobs except for the pink collar ghetto.  

      The Civil Rights and Women's Movements changed all that.  White men were having to work along side of women and people of color, and many resented it.  Little did the white guys know that they weren't going to be spared from union busting either.  

      Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

      by arlene on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 05:31:58 AM PST

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