Saturday, January 12, 2013

Improving Economy Good for Unions

The fiscal shape of California and the Nation is on the upward move. It was done with a touch of government austerity and new tax revenues, which helped to even the playing field between the 99% and the 1%. And all are winning, such as the Stock Market, which is at an all-time high, and then there’s the Dow Jones, which is at 13.471.22. With gas prices predicted to fall in 2013, this will mean more cash to spend, which will mean more jobs. There is a concern that labor is not prepared to take advantage of these opportunities that are occurring or will soon occur. Labor should be putting its organizers on the streets instead of sitting back and licking its wounds over recent losses and setbacks. Now is the time o show the wage slaves what unions can do and have done for the 99%; and unions need to organize the unorganized workers. There are plenty of them out there. They need to stop trying to build its membership by raiding other unions. That’s a lazy way to get the job done and if the members will leave their former organization to join yours, what’s to keep them from leaving yours? If unions are not happy with its leadership, they can just vote them out. They do not need help in doing that which borders on raiding. This is going on in the medical unions at this time, which is at the worst time for the new healthcare laws are just coming into play and there will be lots of changes and new organizing opportunities for new union shops, such as health clinics. Where are our construction unions working? Now that manufacturing unions are getting jobs back from out of this country so they will have their work cut out for them, like General Electric. This will mean building new and remodeling factories. We must not miss this opportunity for the time is ripe and people are hungry. Also the GOP is in disarray and this is what Machiavelli and the Art of War would call an advantage and a good sign to go on the offense. So don’t get side tracked by the so-called debt ceiling bullshit. It is just a manufactured, manmade crap like the fiscal cliff and no one is going to pay attention this time, except maybe Fox viewers. The GOP has cried wolf too many times.