I was talking with a friend today about the very important developments in the fast food industry. We both agreed that the leaders of the US trade Union movement who are involved in this have their own agenda when it comes to organizing workers. On the one hand they are supporting the decimation of the living standards of the higher paid along with the weakening of Union rights on the job while supporting the Unionization of the low waged which would bring increased income in to what they see as the trade Union business.
Below we see the protests that have been taking place against a copper mine in Burma the last few days, protests that would have meant certain death a few months ago. It is a similar situation in the sense that once they lift the boot off the neck of the working class, once they make some minor reforms, which some condemn as not enough, it can be quite difficult to put that genie back in the bottle. Every gain the working class makes should be supported.
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