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Let's Honor the True Spirit of Labor Day

Celebrate Labor Day with some amount of hope.
Celebrate Labor Day with some amount of hope.
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There's some amount of hope for the future of unionization here in the United States, ironically because the covid epidemic sent so many workers home and now they don't want to return to ridiculously low wages. This morning I passed a Bob Evans restaurant whose front sign advertised that help was needed at great wages. People are in no hurry to go back. When I expressed optimism that some states have raised the minimum wage to $15, a colleague asked, Who can live on that? Read on for some history of the labor movement and the huge decline in labor rights since the seventies. 

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)

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