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  Old  September 2nd, 2012, 8:21am     #1
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Labor Day
I think it's especially important to celebrate Labor this year in light of all the conservative attacks against working men and women who have attained a decent standard of living thanks to unions. Like women's rights, the rights of labor are endangered by conservatives who would like to take us back to the time of child labor and no minimum wage.

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Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
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  Old  September 2nd, 2012, 9:25am     #2
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I think about this, every time I see a republican erroding the unions. This is actually the endgoal. Get rid of the unions, get rid of child labor laws, OSHA, and the EPA. In other words go back to the 1800's.
I will never understand how their followers can be so dense to embrace these ideas. Newt claims to be a historian, so he knows exactly what happened at that time. He chooses to embrace the fact that we would be better off without these laws. So much for learning from the past. I have a feeling this time, when we repeat it, we still won't learn from it.
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I think about this, every time I see a republican erroding the unions. This is actually the endgoal. Get rid of the unions, get rid of child labor laws, OSHA, and the EPA. In other words go back to the 1800's.
I will never understand how their followers can be so dense to embrace these ideas. Newt claims to be a historian, so he knows exactly what happened at that time. He chooses to embrace the fact that we would be better off without these laws. So much for learning from the past. I have a feeling this time, when we repeat it, we still won't learn from it.
If conservatives should take control of this country (Presidency, House and Senate), I think we'd see real repression and regression. And true Americans will not stand for it.



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[quote=Aisling;10546930]If conservatives should take control of this country (Presidency, House and Senate), I think we'd see real repression and regression. And true Americans will not stand for it.


I would like to think that would happen before they do away with these laws. The problem is that they are eroding them so much in so many states, that by the time they do it (if and when they get into power), the effects will already be here. Given the fact that they ARE doing this, and getting support is very scary to me. It simply means that democrats need to get out with this message now before it is too late.
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  Old  September 2nd, 2012, 12:15pm     #5
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Toledo Auto-Lite strikers face gas grenades from National Guardsmen
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/ma...tole-m27.shtml
Picketers surround Fank Hubay, one of two people killed by National Guardsmen during the Toledo strike

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  Old  September 2nd, 2012, 1:01pm     #6
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A good day to watch Norma Rae . . .



'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?' "Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' Matthew 25:44-45
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'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?' "Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' Matthew 25:44-45
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  Old  September 2nd, 2012, 4:10pm     #8
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'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?' "Then He will answer them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.' Matthew 25:44-45
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Daily Kos Tribute to Labor Day
Daily Kos Tribute to Labor Day
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/0...rs?showAll=yes

Too many videos to embed. Enjoy

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Daily Kos Tribute to Labor Day
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/0...rs?showAll=yes

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That was excellent - they must be getting a ton of hits because some of the videos are "unavailable" right now. I especially loved "The Union Maid" with Pete Seeger and (a very young) Arlo Guthrie.

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Happy Labor Day!
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When the GOP doesn't even recognize what Labor Day stands for, why should any working person vote for them?

Joe Biden:
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"Romney and Ryan don't think that much about you guys," he said at the outdoor rally. "They view you, the working women and men of America as the problem. We view you as the solution. Look folks, we know who built this country and we know who is going to rebuild it. It's you. Instead of vilifying you, we should be thanking you. We owe you."

The Republican candidates supported measures to roll back collective bargaining rights for public union workers in Wisconsin and Ohio. Romney also has been critical of the National Labor Relations Board, accusing it of overstepping its role and suggesting it has become a proxy for Obama's union allies.

Separately, a review of Romney's economic proposals by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that wealthier workers would benefit at the expense of the middle class, including many unionized workers.
http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/11499916/


Eric Cantor:
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“Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success,” the conservative congressman said in a statement. “I am committed to keeping taxes low and reducing red tape to make it easier for Virginia’s small business owners to start hiring again, create more jobs and ensure a thriving economy for the future so more people can achieve the American dream.”

However, Labor Day actually celebrates the victories of trade and labor organizations in the United States, who fought for 8-hour work days and other standards that most Americans take for granted.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/0...siness-owners/

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Eric Cantor really did say this. Wow!

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