Wednesday, March 12, 2014

We're in this Together

If our workers here in the U.S. think their alone in their fight for a living wage and better living standards for their families, all they need to do is look at the rest of the world’s workers. Workers in places like Quebec, Canada, Egypt, Puerto Rico, Tunisia, Ukraine, South Korea, Belarus, Romania, and Bangladesh. We are all in this together, think about this, a five year study was done on Walmart’s Chinese imports which cost 133,000 American jobs, but it wasn’t just the U.S. workers that got screwed over, the Chinese workers weren’t paid a fair wage. These are just a few of the countries fighting the government and the oligarchies who control the large corporations, backed by sedition laws—laws impeding free speech and organization, deemed by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order, which means anything they, the oligarchies, don’t like. The sedition laws put harsh restrictions on mass gatherings of workers. Remember laws and law enforcement at the national, state and local were originally created to protect the corporations’ property and financial interests. It was not to protect the individual citizen. Although, we think they are there for us, the workers, but let’s not forget the real reason is to control the masses by all means and the rich have lots of means to do this. Our best strategy to offset their resources is to stay together and learn from each other. We must pay attention to all countries that are in this fight, communication and education are the keys to their tactics, which are to create fear and uncertainty about your jobs. Then they will try to split the workers with lies and race/gender baiting. This is an old tactic, but if not known it will still work, unless workers understand what the corporations are doing. Walmart has a written policy in this tactic. When San Jose city raised its minimum wage to $10 an hour, the local chamber of commerce cried foul and said it would kill jobs, but, in fact, unemployment dropped from 7.6 percent to 5.8 percent. So, the only thing killed by raising the minimum wage was the lies by the Right.