Friday, March 30, 2012

It's happening here, too


"The labor reform has taken away workers' rights my parents managed to win."

-- Miguel Pastor, train driver, on the general strike against austerity measures in Spain on Thursday; unions reported a high turnout, while government officials downplayed the disruption, saying most workers reported to work

Now would we, in this country, be willing to participate in a general strike? There's one scheduled for May 1, you know. Frankly, I doubt very much that it will be widely observed.

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