Sunday, February 27, 2011

E Pluribus Unum


The weekend is something that exists because of Unions. Without the power of collective bargaining, corporations would snuff out workers like burnt cigarettes and keep on smoking them one by one. The workplace would be unbearable. There would be no breaks, health care, vacations, or safety provisions. We would be at the mercy of their good naturedness.

Here's a video from the rally in Austin on Saturday. The lead singer is Leeann Atherton, who is a musician as well as a teacher who was just let go in the recent school budget cutbacks. Texas will fire teachers by the thousand, and close many schools. This is happening right now.

I am very proud of everyone who is doing everything they can to fight this battle.

4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Solidarity Forever!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Well done! We all need to take to the streets to make positive change.

toemail said...

I love that Keep Austin Weird t-shirt! Wish there was more of that spirit in the world.

Blueberry said...

I love being in a place where people celebrate the weird.