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Dems Lose Union Money

It looks like the unions are finally waking up to the fact that they will have to take care of themselves and not wait for some elected politician to do their work for them. So with that in mind our unions have withdrawn their support, $1 million, in funding from the Democratic National Convention, which is being held in a nonunion state in nonunion hotels. This is a slap in the face to unions. This money is our union dues, which was going to pay for this. There are more important ways to spend our dues, like organizing and training our members in labor history. To win the war against the money people we must know ourselves and also learn about our enemies, and this takes time and lots of money we need to run advertisements about why unions are good and the badness of Wall Street corporations with their oligarchies. We must be ready in November and have a plan for moving ahead or a plan for defining ourselves. We must not become pessimistic. We must stay positive in our thoughts and actions, and go on the offensive for it is the best defense. We need good positive messages on television and radio, newspapers and magazines. Then we should get away from lawyers, contracts, National Labor Relations Board and go back to the very start and earn respect again as unions for all working class wage slaves. Also it might be a good strategy to divest most of the unions’ properties, and just lease or rent offices. This way we, the unions, are not afraid to take on the corporations for fear of them suing and taking the unions assets. The IWW found this very workable and gave them freedom to take action for the betterment of the proletarian wage slaves and the detriment of the money people. The money from the sale of property should be invested in organizing, educating and public relations and, when necessary, lawyers when we are arrested for picketing or protesting for our rights. If we do this right some of us will be arrested it is the way we got what we have today. It was not free, we paid for it with our blood and lives.

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