As the Tea Party Nation, with their Tea Party Leaders, like Walker, like Ryan, like Cantor, continue blame Unions for all that's wrong in America;
as they continue to pit worker against worker, only to Divide and Conquer all workers;
as they continue to take credit for the sun-rising, and blame others for their own free-market self-regulating hangovers.
As Tea Party Leaders continue to crow, and sneer, and lie like the proverbial rug
-- do yourself a favor, take the time to ask one simple question ...
How would life be different now if union workers, never stood up and demanded better?
1) Weekends without work36 reasons why you should thank a union
2) All breaks at work, including your lunch breaks
3) Paid vacation
4) Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
5) Sick leave
6) Social Security
7) Minimum wage
8) Civil Rights Act/Title VII - prohibits employer discrimination
9) 8-hour work day
10) Overtime pay
11) Child labor laws
12) Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
13) 40-hour work week
14) Workers’ compensation (workers’ comp)
15) Unemployment insurance
17) Workplace safety standards and regulations
18) Employer health care insurance
19) Collective bargaining rights for employees
20) Wrongful termination laws
[... 16 more union-gained rights for workers ...]
Union Plus, established by the AFL-CIO
Workers matters -- ALL workers.
Mill workers and Office workers;
Public sector and Private;
Laid-off workers and their over-worked replacements.
We matter. And We Deserve Better ... from those who would dare to "Lead" us.
We deserve credit -- not Blame.
WE are America.
The heart and soul; the blood and sweat; we are the very engine that makes it all go.
Thank a union member, next time you get the chance
-- for fighting to gain us, those meager, fragile, workplace rights we now enjoy, in exchange for all our endless hours of Labor.
Because if it were up to the Tea Party Nation -- all those gains, would be downsized, outsourced, and erased, just as fast as they could
pass steamroll the legislation.
Let Wisconsin serve as a reminder of just how far those Tea Party Leaders will go -- with
a little help from their friends a LOT of help from their Millionaire-backers.
And the clueless devotion of far-too-many of America's hard-working, bone-tired people.