If you are a member of a union (especially if you're an officer or hold other clout with your union), urge them to extend an invitation to the San Francisco Mime Troupe to perform POSIBILIDAD, or Death of the Worker.
As we scan the labor movement across America, the hell raisers are building their numbers and the fundraisers are fading away. The fate of the middle class depends largely on what paradigm American labor chooses.
This Labor Day, I propose we think less about the material gains that working Americans have secured. Instead, we should consider the values that organized labor embodies that we might hope to pass along to our children.
While the IMF and the labor movement might have some differing views, our goals are ultimately the same -- standing against narrow domestic interests, against nationalism, against war. And standing for better living standards for all, and for peace.
This White House has made it clear it will only take on controversial issues if it is forced to through vocal protest against the White House. Its time for labor to turn up the heat on the White House.
Yesterday Wall Street, for perhaps the first time, answered directly to the people, as more than ten thousand union members and community members took the streets in the heart of New York's Financial District.