Workers are no longer willing to be enslaved by the corporatocracy. They are starting to demand their worth as execs continue their pilfering.
Workers need to remain in control
This ABC piece gave me hope. It should give us all hope. Robert Reich must recent Guardian article said it all; "Is America experiencing an unofficial general strike?"
Last Friday’s jobs report from the US Department of Labor elicited a barrage of gloomy headlines. The New York Times emphasized “weak” jobs growth and fretted that “hiring challenges that have bedeviled employers all year won’t be quickly resolved,” and “rising wages could add to concerns about inflation.” For CNN, it was “another disappointment”. For Bloomberg the “September jobs report misses big for a second straight month”.
The media failed to report the big story, which is actually a very good one: American workers are now flexing their muscles for the first time in decades.
You might say workers have declared a national general strike until they get better pay and improved working conditions.
No one calls it a general strike. But in its own disorganized way it’s related to the organized strikes breaking out across the land – Hollywood TV and film crews, John Deere workers, Alabama coal miners, Nabisco workers, Kellogg workers, nurses in California, healthcare workers in Buffalo.
One hopes this is just the start of the long-overdue workers' revolution. It is time that those with the real power assert their worth.
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