Labor Unions for Labor Day

I heard someone say we don’t need labor unions anymore… Sure, we don’t need labor unions when migrant workers have to wear adult diapers at factories because they aren’t allowed bathroom breaks, we don’t need labor unions when people are still working 60 hours a week and still struggling to feed themselves and their families, sure we don’t need labor unions anymore when people have to chose between eating or paying rent. Oh and contrary to what you may have heard, it’s illegal for you to be fired for starting/ joining a union. We need labor unions in every enterprise there is, we need people to stand up and say enough is enough. You think we have a 40 hour workweek standard, no child labor, and the freaking weekend because capitalists gave those things to you out of the kindness of their heart? No! Those things were earned with the blood, sweat and vicious struggle of labor unions and worker movements of the past. We don’t even celebrate May Day (the REAL labor day) anymore even though it was founded- not in Moscow but in America! If you and your fellow workers are being mistreated, suffering due to low wages or being overworked: join or start a union! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

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