Kevin Mathews | care2 | 9/1/2013
The United States Department of Labor heralds Labor Day as a:
“Dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contribution of workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
Funny how we still have a holiday devoted to the labor movement, while modern day politicians and media figures relentlessly try to vilify such organizations. Let’s refuse to buy into this propaganda and continue to support the unions that have pushed for better living and working conditions for all Americans.
Fast Food Workers
The labor dispute gaining the most attention currently is between fast food workers and their management. Unions have organized sporadic strikes at assorted restaurants across the country, including McDonalds, Taco Bells and KFCs, though there are currently mobilization efforts to turn the strike into a nationwide action.
Workers are demanding both the ability to unionize and a living wage. The $200 billion fast food industry is hardly short on profits to pay its employees fairly, but it may require the companies to stop paying their executives more than twice as much in a single day than their average worker makes in a year.
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