Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Labor Day, continued...

Because American workers deserve a voice everyday - not just once a year:

David Sirota: On America Working, The war on workers
The GOP is waging a war on workers to the point where Republican leaders think it is now acceptable to refer to workers in terms reserved for military targets and terrorist threats.

This isn't surprising - Republicans understand that if they destroy organized labor, they will destroy one of the last remaining institutions that fights for the economic interests of workers. If that happens, the GOP's corporate donors will be even better able to have their way in the political arena. In other words, they understand that destroying labor would result in the completion of the hostile takeover of our government by Big Money interests.
Working America: Less isn't more
The problem is that a country with such stark divides between rich and poor is in deep trouble. Especially when that country is a democracy.
Workers Are Ready for a Change in Congress
George Bush isn’t on the ballot this November, but his agenda is – and the Republicans in Congress who have rubber-stamped his priorities are.
Bush Administration Exports More Homeland Security
Looks like Homeland Security doesn’t include job security. The U.S. Coast Guard, part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has given a Philadelphia shipbuilder the green light to outsource U.S. jobs.
Duluth News Tribune Editorial
New census data show nearly one-third of American workers put in more than 40 hours per week, with millions of people working more than one job.

"Who's going to volunteer to be a Boy Scout leader if you're stuck working all the time?" he asked. "Politicians are always talking about being pro-family. If people only have time for work, that's not a very pro-family society."
Last, but not least, Mike Thompson has the definitive Labor Day cartoon:

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