This Tuesday is essentially a referendum on the very survival of the American Union. The vote to recall anti-labor Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is of tremendous significance. June 5th means A LOT to the workers of America and the world. Electing Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would help Democrats and labor unions tremendously. So the GOP is putting out all the stops to prevent this from happening. They might just succeed too, sadly.
The opposition to unions is very rich and very powerful. Billionaires around the nation, especially the Koch Brothers have donated over $30 million, about 20 times more than Barrett has raised in this recall effort. They despise unions. Why? Because they hinder their efforts to make obscene profits. Even Willard Romney has appeared with Walker and thrown in his support, as profit is all that matters to these monsters.
America MUST realize all the GOOD unions have accomplished.
In America, thanks to unions we have the following 36 milestones:
All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker’s Compensation (Worker’s Comp)
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran’s Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States
Governor Walker and Willard Romney could care less about the American worker and it’s about time we stop them in their selfish quest to do away with our rights! I’m calling on you Wisconsin to do the right thing Tuesday. Please recall Governor Walker!