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  •  More and more people (17+ / 0-)

    need to be aware of this kind of cr*p.

    I still get shocked at how many young (younger than me.....I am a 67 year old boomer)  are ignorant of, biased against unions and all they did.  
    I am a retired public educator.   I began teaching when teachers' unions were just beginning to gain strength.   It was a time when unions were the norm for the private sector.  I grew up in a large extended family where union work helped so many to attain middle class despite their beginnings as poor immigrants.  My dad and most of his siblings did not even graduate hs, did work in Roosevelt's programs, served during WWII and then got good jobs so all their kids (like me) could go to college.

    Now, so many of their grandchildren and great grandchildren have been fed a diet of anti union cr*p too many buy it.  I really believe that after the destruction of so many private sector unions, public sector unions have to lead the way back to workers asserting their rights and people power. It is the only way to stop the oligarchs.

    “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.” Louis D. Brandeis

    by Jjc2006 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 04:58:58 AM PDT

    •  agreed (0+ / 0-)

      They do not touch labor history in school. Personally, I would like them to use Zinn's People History of the United States. That would encourage critical thinking.

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