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  •  Workers have never gained anything... (2+ / 0-)
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    An Affirming Flame, pHunbalanced

    without risking a lot.  That's the way it works in a Capitalist system.

    The "leadership" of the Democratic Party and the AFL-CIO have taken a bottom-up movement and turned it over, yet again, to the lawyers, the politicians, the fundraisers and the political consultants.  The outcome is quite predictable--and sad.  The result will be yet more cynicism and despair.  The Kloppenburg defeat was a preview.

    Workers will eventually learn that their "leaders" have a vested interest in the status quo and will always try to "lead" them in ways that serve those vested interests, interests that are at odds with the workers' wants and needs.  If you want to see why bureaucratic unions are in such decline in this country, their behavior in Wisconsin is a good example of why.  They've forgotten how workers' gains were won by picket lines and plant occupations, not serving as free labor for politicians.

    The good news is that there are organizations that really believe in bottom up and are rightfully skeptical about electoral politics.  They are the wave of the future as confidence in established institutions continues to crater.

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