Unifying around the class war is an enormous opportunity for the Democratic Party
"but if you would rather have all of US labor history summed up in a single sentence, a decent one would be “Organized labor has made gains when it had the support of the government and it has been beaten down when the government was trying to crush it.” That’s a fact, jack"
This is my Ham jam, pump it right into my veins. I no longer need Sunday morning coffee. LFG!
Also, I'd love to see Biden do an ad of him in his Trans AM or whatever saying something like "I've driven and loved a lot of cars in my day. And as far as i can tell, every single one was made by a worker, not a CEO. That's why I support American workers, and you should to."
(Puts sunglasses on)
(Close up holds on bumper sticker that says "PRO WORKER, PRO UNION")
You’re right. The Democratic Party has tried so hard to be centrist that in some ways it’s indistinguishable from the Republican Party. Voters look and say “they’re both the same, but I’ll go with the one that’s more outspoken and confidently blames my problems on those other people who are different than I.”
Union busting by huge businesses that say they're progressive really bothers me a lot. Let your workers unite or give them what they ask for. You're not building a rocket ship to Mars, you're making sure your workers are happy. Jesus.
happy b day sir
Democrat politicians love the culture war bullshit. They pivoted to racial and sexual minorities as their pet cause because democrat coastal elites DO NOT LIKE working class people. They don’t like their culture, they don’t like their lack of education, they don’t like their food or their clothes or the way they talk. If you want a different party, you have to vote for different people.
Also really weird you tried to slip through this meme that Biden has moved the ball for workers, and then in the next sentence admit that he has blocked strikes and done everything he can to not empower workers. Some weird cognitive dissonance here.
It is a pipe dream to think the Democratic Party will do this. It is another party of the oligarchy.
It seems highly naive to encourage the Democrat party to return to its blue collar roots when they clearly feel the turn towards the PMC has been enormously successful.
Frankly, I don't expect the Democrats to do this. Like the Labour Party in Britain and the New Democratic Party (NDP) in Canada, they've been co-opted to the point of irrelevance.
In the USA, the presidential candidate I've heard support the UAW is Cornel West. I hope Americans will stop wasting their energy on the Democrats and vote for him.
I also hope the rest of the global north finds politicians of his ilk who have some vision and integrity.
I think Dem politicians can state outright whose side they are on, the President does have to be more concerned with the whole of the economy and some strikes have a bigger impact on it than others. It’s a balance.
An “opportunity” in which the Democratic donor class demonstrates precisely zero interest.
And “what about the good of the economy?” and its infinite variations as parroted in the corporate media organs is classic concern trolling. The workers ARE the economy!
Federal government money. LMFAO. It's my money, Dickhead.
Government has concerns about settling disputes between workers and employers. They should assure it’s a fair fight. NOT who wins.