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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:00 PM

Do we even give a shit about unions any more? [View all]

At least twice over the past year, I've seen topics arise on DU that really make me question our commitment and support of unions.

Several months ago, during the NFL players lockout, much of the responses centered around 'who cares, they're all rich anyways'

Now with the Hostess situation, a lot of the responses seem to be 'serves them right, with all the obesity and diabetes they've helped contribute towards'.

Yes, we tend to rally around the more 'traditional' blue-collar union workers and public employee unions (ie Wisconsin). But the whole point around organized labor is SOLIDARITY. We should support our brothers and sisters who are trying to improve their situations, not belittle them because we find their profession somehow less worthy.

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