Unions important for workers' rights
Monday, December 3, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Support your local unions. Sure, it’s fashionable for the ill-educated to bash unions and blame them for all of the problems, but if you look at history, you’ll see that unions are good.  Before unions, big businesses had all of the money and working conditions (safety and wages) were terrible. Thanks to unions, we have safety measures, limited work hours, and decent rates of pay. Unions have made the USA a good place for ordinary people to live and work. Big business would like to strip away those rights and take workers right back to the “old days” where they can pay as little as possible, strip away all benefits, and discard you when you can no longer work. Support unions and support having good working conditions and pay.