Today’s news is about the Republican Party interceding in American workers ‘democratic’ vote for a labor union to represent them in negotiations with their employer. “GOP intervention tips scales in unionization vote”, Huffington Post, 02/17/14, http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-intervention-tips-scales-tenn-vote.
It is unheard of, for a respectable labor union like Walter Reuther’s United Auto Workers to be defeated in a fair and democratic vote of workers; labor unions are the only voice of the American working Middle class and unscrupulous employers like WalMart continuously manipulate workers to prevent elections, but never has the State Legislature before, intervened itself to deny workers their only voice in the economy, their labor union (except, perhaps, for the hideous Taft Hartley Act of 1948 provisions that allow those States, like Arizona, to evoked Taft-Harley, creating states like Arizona where workers are the worse paid employees in America).
In the case of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga Tennessee, it is obvious that the Republican Party and the Republican legislature threatened Volkswagen and even more important the Volkswagen workers, to change the outcome of the election for establishment of the union and collective bargaining; threats against their livelihood are the only possible reason, other than ignorance, for why an American worker would oppose “better pay” and “better working conditions”.
Workers in Tennessee have been condemned to relive the history of labor in America and fight for the worker’s equality under the law. American workers have been set back 100 years by Republican politics in Tennessee; this Republican Party today is definitely not the Grand Old Party of Abe Lincoln and the famous “Trust Buster”, President Teddy Roosevelt. The Republican Party has become the Corporate American monarchy that reigns in America and reduces American workers to feudal peasantry.
Corporate America employers have definitely become dictators in parts of the American democratic Republic, like Tennessee today, and Corporate America has used the Republican Party as its devise. It is past time for working Middle Class Americans to eliminate the dictatorial powers of the Republican Party in individual American States and time for America to become a united democratic Republic. There is no excuse for workers in some United States to have Rights denied workers in other States.
Historically, it was the labor unions in the form of gilds in Medieval Europe that was responsible for the creation of the Working Middle Class; and today, labor unions are the only voice of today’s American working Middle Class.
Without a doubt, the American Working Middle Class is disappearing today, Americans living in poverty in increasing, Corporate Profits are at a record high, the average wage is going down, the inequity in wealth in America is favoring the wealthiest 2%; this is not opinion, America, this is statistical history. Read the historical facts.
It is common historical knowledge and never before in my lifetime has the Republican Party ever been brazenly anti-labor union, until now; previously it would have been political disaster for a responsible, viable political party to be opposed to labor unions which are the only entity that is beneficial to the great majority of American voters, America’s working Middle Class.
What kind of science fiction reality causes a working Middle Class American to oppose a labor union that is their only voice in the American political and economic life? This defies reality!
The Corporate American owned and controlled media has brain-washed many working Americans to believe “labor unions and union leaders are corrupt”; but it is not union leaders or unions that have been convicted of corruption, rather it has been corrupt corporations and banks and their corrupt CEOs that have been convicted and sent to prison. Very frankly, there is not a lot to steal from labor unions whose only finances comes from the wages of underpaid American workers.
Where is the evidence, for the Corporate American owned and controlled media to claim labor unions are inherently corrupt; there is none. It is historically obvious that the Corporate owned and controlled media have and do use their democratic American privileged “Freedom of the Press”, to publish lies and misinformation about labor unions, with impunity.
America’s “Freedom of the Press” establishes no freedom whatsoever for the People; America’s “Freedom of the Press” simply allows the American Media to publish lies and misinformation with impunity, to control the minds of American voters and “win” elections for Corporate ‘lackey’ political candidates.
None of this can be dismissed as simply one person’s opinion; it is history, read it and analyze today’s news!
American society has regressed; this is evident in current and past Labor History. The American working Middle Class is disappearing in a cloud of Corporate Monarchy! This is the “New Modern American History”!