Found a link to my site regarding the American Axle strike, followed it and found some people's reactions to whats going on with the workers, firstly I was kinda pissed to see so much anti-union stuff around the net which portrayed these workers as $70 an hour workers. As far as I can tell they mad $23-$24 at top pay. The $60-70 is something to do with benefit packages., that is in line with the health care industry doubling the rates of insurance within the past few years. So the story I came across had a fellow named mrsleeve and he asked a question in his disgust of what is happening to us here in this country. So I registered and had to say something, something that has been on my mind for a while. Here goes from The Diesel Place:
What is it going to take??? to get things back on track in this country???? I hate news like this.
It takes people who are so pissed off that all the dreams of ALL American workers, union, nonunion, blue collar, white collar, bus drivers, pilots, mechanics, soup kitchen workers, teachers, bank tellers, truck drivers, computer programmers, Wall Street workers, etc., are fading away. It's time to to realize that there is a War on the American worker. Once we realize that we are all in jeopardy, once we realize that we are all just one step away from being broke, once we realize that these multi-national corporations have the politicians in their pockets, have the media as one of its own, give us our choices on who we can vote for. When we realize all of this, we can overcome our separatist ways which are further beaten into us through divisions between race, language, citizenship, politics, etc, we then can focus on what make us similar, what makes us all the opponents on this very War against the American worker i speak of. When together we can focus our energies onto corporate and political responsibility, holding those that poison us, get corporate welfare and using our tax monies for their dire means, and flourish above the laws of our nation and all of mankind for the lowest price and the highest profits for such a small few. That my friend is what it is going to take. If we do not band together before it is to late, even I fear the worst.
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Joe from Joe's Union Review - The Anti-Union Blogspot