Thursday, September 13, 2012

updates on #CTUstrike and some labor history/context


First, Sign this petition in support of Walmart-contracted Warehouse Workers who just went on Strike for Safer Working Conditions

Also go "Like" the Chicago Teachers Union Facebook Page if you support their struggle! 

Here are some important links on the Chicago Teachers strike:

Good Backgrounder:

Also, be sure to watch Chris Hedge's Democracy Now interview where he notes two really important points
1) This is the Most Important Labor Action in Decades
2) This strike parallels the #occupy movement and is part of the fight back against the 1%  

And I included a great Doug Henwood chart in this post just to remind us that the decline in labor action is intrinsically linked to the decline in "the middle class" over the past 30 years.

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