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This Labor Day the Struggle Continues | Bernie Sanders

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy these pertinent words from Sen. Bernie Sanders…


“Labor Day was established in 1894 by President Grover Cleveland, a Democrat, as a concession to the labor movement days after he used federal troops to crush a strike by railroad workers which resulted in 30 deaths and some $80 million in property damages. Workers then, and workers now, were fighting for decent wages and working conditions and the end of human exploitation.

Today, at a time of massive income and wealth inequality and an outrageous level of corporate greed, we must never forget the struggles and ideals of those who came before us. We must continue the fight for a government and an economy that works for all, and not just the wealthy and powerful.

Labor Day is a time to remember that for hundreds of years the trade union movement in our country has led the fight for equal rights and economic and social justice. And it is a day to pledge our continuing support to protect workers’ rights which have been under fire for decades…”

~ Bernie Sanders

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

4 Comments

  1. John Fioravanti

    In this “enlightened” age, we’ve made such a great mess of things.

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  2. Carl D'Agostino

    I may be conservative republican (of sorts) but thecommie mantra “all power to the workers” sounds very sensible to me. The megacorps and megabanks control everything and working class exploited far beyond what even Marx would surmise.

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    • JoAnn Chateau

      Sounds right to me. Corporate power needs to be restrained.

      Reply

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