Here's the promo:
Bill Moyers sits down with United Steelworkers' International President Leo Gerard to discuss seeking economic justice for workers in the middle of an economic crisis and how he sees the future of American manufacturing. Gerard shares his thoughts on how unions will fare under the Obama administration, what kind of stimulus might be needed and what the future of American industry might look like.
Looking forward to seeing this
There is also a blog on the Employee Free Choice Act at the Bill Moyers site and here's two of my favorite comments thus far, both are from people who have never been union:
Monica Fiedler: "Yes, yes, yes! Never been in a union, but for once I was shouting while watching and listening. Since the Reagan administration, American working people have been under (successfull) attack. Not for the first time, of course, but certainly since the economic surge after World War II. Capital and labor are irrevocably linked and interdependent. Destroy the one, and the other is sure to follow. Force Americans to produce in competition with third world workers, and America will lean ever more into becoming a third world state. At last someone who states the problems succinctly, and not through the hocus pokus of the "economic experts." Hopefully the American people can come together and bring about the massive changes needed."
BarryP: "I'm a retired professional -- never in a union. But reading many of the comments on this page, I see the fruits of several decades of successful anti-union propaganda.Read more recent articles on the corporate attack against the Employee Free Choice Act:
Unions? They're "thugs". They're "greedy". They make American business "uncompetitive". How easily the words (the "memes" like those) come to mind.
We've learned those words from the same think tanks that taught us all to oppose "death taxes" (even though 99% of us will benefit from those tax revenues and pay none of those taxes).
We learned it from the same special interests that taught us since Reagan's days that government (and especially regulators) are bad, and the market is always efficient (except when it collapses of its own greed and unregulated excesses).
Why are our minds so malleable? Why are we so easily persuaded to call multi-million dollar CEO bonuses "market-based compensation", but to call hardworking Americans "greedy" when they seek the help of a union to ask for health care, retirement benefits and a decent wage to support their families."
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