to Thomas Laney
date Thu, Jan 1, 2009 at 9:30 AM
subject Re: What we can do
Happy New Year Tom & Barb. Thanks for both articles. I think you are on to something here. I like the bold print and don't have to read it with my bifocals. Everyone of us are going to have to be in the same frame of mind if we are going to be of any help in getting the rights of workers restored to the former good days. We must not let anyone influence us to do anything else but give full support to the cause of labor regardless what the unions do. You and I both know that the weakest of us in the UAW sucked their way to the very top and never had experienced the solidarity of the rank-and-file but had sympathy with the companies which is a direct violation of the union cause and is the root cause of why we are in the trouble we are in.
When the day comes that the whole country gets behind the workers in every conflict, whether they are organized or not, then you will start seeing some change. So far we have not hit bottom but the day will come that all workers will see that an injury to one is an injury to all. There will no longer be jealousy in the disparity of wages and benefits, but a feeling of solidarity with anyone whose way of life is being threatened.
I enjoy your articles. Thanks again. Larry
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