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    Labor Unions Are Necessary to Protect the Working Person | While it may not be surprising that more Democrats agree with this statement than Republicans or Independents, it may be surprising that the divergence in opinion appears to be growing along party lines. [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of the ideology and false consciousness that is behind steady decline in unionization]

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On May 4, 1886, as police approach a labor rally in Chicago, a bomb is thrown. The resultant trial of eight activists brought worldwide attention to the labor movement, and initiated the tradition of "May Day" labor rallies in many cities.

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“We have words for racism and sexism, but wealth discrimination isn’t fully recognized. It is a bias in favor of the wealthy and against labor, the environment, and the community. Concern for the public good must become the animating force of our economic order.” - Marjorie Kelly, journalist, corporate reformer | Portrait: Robert Shetterly

Oh the arrogance of the rich who believe their money is equal to the hard labor of those who carry them on their backs.

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Change from 2008-2012 of Percentage of People self-reporting being "lower class"

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