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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 07:24 PM

5. Thank you. Excellent post!


And Democrats are losing because we don't have a strong, revitalized labor movement that offers hope to working people (and not just those working in industry).

We need to value work. That's what makes our nation strong -- hard work, and the people who do it.

Hard work is not just manual labor. Teachers, nurses, staff in retail and law offices and doctor's offices and just about everybody earning a normal salary or an hourly wage should be able to join a union.

And no state should have at-will employment. Employers should hire carefully and be obligated to pay severance pay to a laid-off or unfairly fired employee. Working people need life security. Working people have children and parents and husbands and wives, people who depend on them for financial assistance.

In this country, at this time, no working person has the security he or she needs. And that hurts our economy. People should not have to borrow money to live safe, healthy lives but in America today, the majority of people cannot count on their job even if they think they can.

And don't get me started on healthcare. Your employer or you pay for health insurance. And just when you really need it, you can't afford it because you are too sick to work or pay for it. That's crazy. Crowd-sourcing to pay for medical care is a public disgrace for our entire society. It happens far too often.

We need some big changes in this country.

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