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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 11:03 PM Aug 2013

How Workers Can Get a Fair Shake -- A Labor Day Message from Robert Reich


In this Labor Day message, Robert Reich, the former Secretary of Labor and subject of the upcoming documentary “Inequality for All,” breaks down what it’ll take for workers to get a fair share in this economy — including big, profitable corporations like McDonald’s and Walmart to pony up and finally pay fair wages.

After you watch, as a first step toward making this vision a reality, sign Robert Reich’s petition calling on the CEOs of McDonald’s and Walmart to pay their workers fair wages:
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How Workers Can Get a Fair Shake -- A Labor Day Message from Robert Reich (Original Post) cal04 Aug 2013 OP
Robert Reich is a traitor to US labor.. pipoman Aug 2013 #1
Interesting take on that... Half-Century Man Aug 2013 #2
The DNC like him.. pipoman Aug 2013 #3
Thanks, I'll check it out. Half-Century Man Aug 2013 #4

Half-Century Man

(5,279 posts)
2. Interesting take on that...
Thu Aug 29, 2013, 05:12 AM
Aug 2013

...pray tell, how did you arrive at that conclusion?
Everything I know about Mr. Reich suggests otherwise.



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3. The DNC like him..
Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:03 AM
Aug 2013

and so do corporate dems..He completely disregarded the wishes of 90%+ of labor as labor secretary as he summarily flushed labor down the stool with his undying support for trade agreements which enabled corporations to leave the US and US labor behind with incentives.

here is one of many articles about Reichs hatred of labor that he continues to undermine...he is a corporate whore, he is..

Despite his reputation as a liberal and a friend of working men and women, Reich knows how to walk both sides of the street. I recall that he rarely, if ever, mentioned unions during his four years as Secretary of Labor. He has no problem backing proposals that cheer business more than labor, like ending the corporate income tax. If you read his recent book, Supercapitalism, you would think Steve Forbes was the writer. But no, it's the former Secretary of Labor calling for eliminating a tax that helps keep down the tax burden on working men and women across this nation. Does Senator Obama support that Reich idea? Is eliminating the corporate income tax going to be part of the "change we can believe in"?

Reich says that corporate responsibility is counterproductive. He thinks it's a distraction. That's beautiful. Here we have a former Secretary of Labor, someone who should know better, taking the GOP line that corporations need to focus on making money and forget about everything else. The movement for social responsibility has promoted ethical decision-making in business, community development programs, day-care centers, HIV-AIDS training, family-friendly workplaces, and more. To suggest that those developments are a distraction from the responsibility of corporations to amass profits for shareholders, as Secretary Reich does in his book, is shameful.

So is his support for NAFTA. Reich says unfair trade pacts bear no responsibility for the decline in manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Two months ago, Reich wrote that "it's a shame the Democratic candidates for president feel they have to make trade - specifically NAFTA - the enemy of blue-collar workers and the putative cause of their difficulties. NAFTA is not to blame." He's wrong on NAFTA, just as Obama's chief economic advisor Professor Goolsbee was wrong on NAFTA.


No he is a corporate pig slurping away at the corporate trough as though nobody will notice his complete contempt for US labor. He is a traitor to US labor and the hero of 3rd world despots who have profited handsomely at the blood and sweat of their own slave laborers..

No, Reich is a corporate shill who almost daily publishes bullshit lies about why his blatant corporatism is good for US labor..he sucks bad..

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