Labor Day in the U.S.A.

And as a special treat, I’m going to post the slide show I made  when Scott Walker tried to remove collective bargaining rights for more than 300,000 state workers and Wisconsin erupted.

The video has some photos of the 1936 sit down strike that took place in Flint, Michigan, my home town.  My grandfather and uncle participated in this strike and it changed the labor movement forever and allowed my mom and dad to earn a living wage and have paid holidays.

So – a big hat tip to the UAW — and our union brothers and sisters everywhere.

Music is by Billy Bragg…

3 thoughts on “Labor Day in the U.S.A.

  1. This was a big deal here in the U.S.. Unfortunately Scott Walker survived a recall. Many, many young U.S. citizens have no idea how they got forty hour weeks, weekends off, holidays, and the good pay. Of course that is slowly sliding backwards with the killing off of unions by the corporate backed political parties.

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