Friday, April 5, 2013

If Wage Slaves Really Knew ...

If the wage slave really knew what they are and will be up against in their working lives. I think all would join a union. But little do most wage slaves know is there was and still a concerted effort to blacken and distort labor history. Even today most all labor news of unrest is not published for public consumption, but there is a large labor movement across the world. As a past labor organizer I thought that the wage slaves had not quite slipped to the bottom rung of the economic ladder, but I think now they are on the last rung of the ladder and can feel the bottom. They can feel the bottom and are now starting to look up and some can see a little light at the top. These workers with no means have started to organize and fight, and they are taking on one of the largest wage pollution companies, like Walmart. But they are also taking on the fast food, car wash, oil changing companies in hopes of a good wage of $14 to $16 per hour. I also am noticing that middle management slaves have started to organize to save their jobs. Also firefighters and law enforcement officers are starting to pay attention to who they support in elections. All of this is good. But we must start paying attention to the present and learn about the past for a lot of answers are there. For what we will be going through today and in the future had already been experienced. When the economy turns and the economy pie is cut, the wage slaves must fight for as big a slice as they can get. Remember you sell your working life one hour at a time. So just what do you think you or your family is worth? Don’t wait until you are on your death bed to try to figure out what your value is worth for then it is too late for you and your family. Join a union now or band together like the fast workers in New York that shut down the businesses on Thursday, April 4, or the home health workers who are organizing in California. It’s up to you to demand the respect you deserve.