Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose

This was tweeted into my stream this afternoon:
One tough nerd: "I have signed the freedom to work bills into law." - Gov Rick Snyder
And by freedom he means, the freedom to be worked to death for little pay, few insufficient benefits and absolutely no job security in the name of obscene corporate profits. And of course, the legislation is straight out of the Koch-funded ALEC playbook. Practically verbatim.

So yes, as Teamster's president Jimmy Hoffa said on CNN, "This is just the first round of a battle that's going to divide this state. We're going to have a civil war."

As they should. This ransacking of workers rights needs to be contested. And when organized labor fights back in Michigan, never forget, the Republicans fired the first shot.

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