“Another Union Yields on Pay In Agreement With New York” (TIMES, 7/17/11)


Well, it’s happening! Union agreements can be broken with layoff threats. New York State’s “second largest union of public workers” agreed to “significant wage and benefit concessions in order to save the jobs of its members.”


Labor Day in this third year of the Obama Administration should not be a celebration but a protest against the attacks on the working class spearheaded by the Republicans and acquiesced to by the Democrats.


The economic misery gripping the country could be alleviated by less focus on the dear old middleclass (with whom too many workers identify) and more attention given to the workingclass. Voices have to be raised for justice in the workplace and for a massive federal jobs program.



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