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November 26, 2014


MSNBC Krystal Ball’s Timely Rant On Union Membership – Americans, Wake the “F” up!

Krystal Ball gave an impassionate and prescient rant on unions on MSNBC’s, The Cycle. In her rant she urged citizens not to bask in the aspiration of President Obama’s speech. While the speech was a very progressive speech, she states that there is one issue that went unmentioned, the decline of the American union membership.

Union membership rates are at a 97 year low. She correctly implies that unions are to Democrats what big business and the wealthy are to Republicans. She correctly states that as labor unions go, so goes the middle class. One of her best statements was:

The America we know and love is the America we know and love because of unions. They fought for better wages, equal pay, equal rights, worker safety, and even the weekend. They continue to fight today for the vision of America articulated so eloquently by the President.

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Corporate America through groups like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) are commanding Republicans to continue the systematic destruction of unions. This is done even though for all practical purposes businesses have their own unions (Chamber of Commerce and myriads of other trade groups) that lobby to force their will.

Many Americans because of subliminal programming tend to not support unions because union workers make more and they wrongfully believe union workers take more than their fair share out of the wage pool. Ironically what they should be doing is joining unions to form a united front to increase their wages and benefits. After all, individual workers do not stand a chance at negotiating against corporations or for that matter any business.

Every American worker should be in a union. Corporations have high paid lobbyists, the Chamber of Commerce, and other trade groups. They use those resources to maximize passage of laws beneficial to the companies. Who represent thee workers? Unions do. As unions decline, so does the middle class.


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About Egberto Willies

Egberto Willies is a radio show host, author, blogger, political activist, DailyKOS Featured Writer, Vice President of Coffee Party USA, Executive Committee member of Move to Amend, 2nd Annual CNN iReport Spirit Award Honoree, HuffPost Live Contributor, self-employed software developer, & web designer. Egberto wrote the book ‘As I See It:Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom’ based on his belief that the mainstream media is derelict in its duty to relate what really ails the middle class and the complicity of the Right Wing in its demise. Bio: http://egbertowillies.com/bio/ Linked In: http://linkd.in/TOiHUS. Google

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