Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Headline of the year (IMHO)

Oh, my. Take a look at this one:

How Conservatives and the GOP Destroyed the "Traditional Family" They Claim to Treasure

Here's a sample:

The decade in which the GOP became synonymous with Christian Right “family values” groups like the late Rev. Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority was also a decade in which unions became weaker and many manufacturing jobs were lost. Organized labor suffered a major blow when President Reagan fired more than 11,000 striking air traffic controllers in 1981, which was a victory for union-busting and proved terrible for American families. Steven Greenhouse, who has covered labor issues for the New York Times, summarized the effects perfectly when he said: “I remember in the 1980s when the air traffic controllers union was wiped out. For 15 years after that, employers all across the country cut jobs, cut pensions, cut health coverage and stepped onto workers' rights.”

Yeah, I remember that too.

Union busting is a very great evil. I've been on the receiving end of intimidation in that regard. (But that's a story that must await another day.)

Take a look at the rest of the article if you have time. A lot of it is common sense (or what ought to be common sense) but it's all spelled out rather neatly here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:20 AM

    What a powerful article. Thanks for brinigning it to ojur attention.



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