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Sun Sep 4, 2022, 01:47 AM

It's Labor Day Weekend

Lots of mattresses on sale n other stuff but not a word of why this is set aside for the labor of our country n to celebrate them. As a proud union member for over 30 years, our history is long and filled w/ wins n losses. Tears n blood. A few highlights..we all know of the Matewan coal mining d strike in WV but they finally recognized unions w/ the National Industrial Recovery Act 1933. Then, the United mine workers. The Breads n Roses strike in 1912. 1933 Frances Perkins becomes first woman secretary of labor..I could go on about Mother Jones who got active after her shop burned down. We have a strong history of human rights..equality..decent days pay for a dayís work. Today, health benefits, parental leave, and Iím preaching to the choir but they came at a cost. Buy a mattress or a Ďfridge but know this holiday is for all of us in the work force..union or not. We have a long history in solidarity, I say Happy Labor Day.. support your local unions n I thank you. ✊

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Deuxcents Sep 2022 OP
crickets Sep 2022 #1
Deuxcents Sep 2022 #2
Ferrets are Cool Sep 2022 #3
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2022 #4

Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 02:15 AM

1. Thanks for the highlights, Deuxcents. Union!

Ah, the '70s, before Reagan came along. I remember when this commercial was in rotation.





Often posted, but to me it never gets old.

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Response to crickets (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 02:31 AM

2. Thanks for these.. I remember..

Being active in my union ..CWA..changed my life. Iím so thankful for the experiences..

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 07:15 AM

3. Yeah, it's funny (not) how we recognize a pedophile (columbus) more than we do our own labor

force and what the Unions did for us.

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Response to Deuxcents (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2022, 09:26 AM

4. Trickle-down worked wonderfully for the 1%. Not so much for people who actually work.

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