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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:14 PM

Beyond Twinkies: Why More Workers Are Striking

As snack eaters mourn the loss of their beloved Twinkies— Hostess Brands says a worker strike is shutting them down—more employees across the country seem to have an appetite for walking off the job.

Analysts say the reason may be that workers feel they've had enough when it comes to issues over pay, hours and benefits and that it's time to fight back.

""There's nothing to lose when you're up against the wall," said Emily Rosenberg, director of the labor education center at DePaul University.

"Workers feel that the courts are against them," she added. "The politicians are against them and the boss says there are 15 workers waiting to take your job at a lower rate of pay. There is no other answer than to organize."

"Many American workers are questioning the concept of upward mobility and whether they can move up financially," said Jim Matthews, a partner at Fox Rothschild and co-chair of the firm's Labor and Employment practice. "So, they're saying that 'if we are back in the working class then we are going to be a more active working class.' "

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49853624

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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:26 PM

1. About. Fucking. Time.

...and about 30 years overdo. Hey Walmart workers, have yourselves an awesome Black Friday party! You've earned it about a thousand times over.

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