Monday, August 18, 2008

Unions

"I'm surprised to hear young people are not behind unions more. I have been pro-union since early '80s. What a difference the loss of the union made in our family's life. Wages went down drastically, all health insurance lost...all retirement benefits lost. Our financial future was forever changed when Reagan killed the unions. In 1979 Daddy was making more as a union plasterer than plasterers make today. I am only now making about what he made then. And of course I have no health insurance or retirement benefit. It's not a good time to be a worker." –My Mom

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