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Be Thankful You Have A Job And Other Corporatist Hogwash

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There was an organized protest of Walmart employees timed for the largest shopping day known as Black Friday. Some cheap labor Republicans complained about the protests saying it was an attack on job creators by Unions. One of my conservative friends said that people should be thankful to have a job. When I hear that excuse for poor treatment of workers it makes me mad. Walmart is one of the worse offenders and if we didn’t have laws against sweat shops they would probably do that too.
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This May Day Thank A Union Member

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image of Flyer for the 1886 Haymarket protestIn many locations, around the world, May 1st (May Day) is also International Worker’s Day – which commemorates the Haymarket riot in Chicago in May of 1886. Although labor activists and police were killed in the violence, the riot helped lead to the 8 hour work day even non-union workers enjoy today. So today, find and thank a Union member…
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