And please read my post "What a difference a union can make!"
In today's Los Angeles Times, there is an op-ed by Harold Meyerson (editor at large of the American Prospect and an op-ed columnist for the Washington Post), "A Labor Day proposal for labor: Extend the Civil Rights Act's Title VII protections to workers seeking to unionize." It ends with this:
By making union organizing a civil right, the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown could begin to end this public-policy paralysis. In a state where millions work for low wages, California's leaders could help revive collective bargaining in a nation from which it's almost disappeared, and begin rebuilding the kind of vibrant economy that was once America's and California's calling card to the world.
Then I ran across this video, which is brilliant. No kidding:
Jul 3, 2009
A union can make a big difference to people's perceptions of a job. For UK staff you can find out which unions may be relevant to your job at www.worksmart.org.uk/unionfinder
It can be depressing to see workers under attack -- by Republican governors, by corporations, by opponents of Social Security...