Friday, September 02, 2005
You are mad and educated, primitive and wild
I hope you all are doing well and have a splendid Labor Day. On Monday, please spend a few minutes thinking about the history of the labor movement. Realize that barely a century ago, little children worked in coal mines, there were no safety regulations, and there was no upward mobility within established industry. Do you work in a sector represented by a union? If so, what should unions be doing differently today? If not, what would an ideal union look like, if you had any at all? Has the labor movement completed its task, and if so, why do we still celebrate this holiday? Share your thoughts, I'd seriously like to hear what everyone is thinking about this. Bonus points if you include quotes from Robert Aspirin's "The Cold Cash War."