Monday, September 04, 2006

Happy Labor Day!

Go picket someone today.

(And, as a bonus book review, here's one for anyone that might need a refresher about labor unions and the gains that have been made since the 1900's. Go find a copy of "Big Trouble" by J. Anthony Lucas. It is about the assasination of a popular political in Idaho in the early years of the 20th century. It reads like a novel at times, but is in fact a straight history lesson of the era of the Robber Barons. You get to experience what working conditions for the not-very-well-off were like back then, and why labor unions became as militant as they did. It also might give you pause about where this country is heading nearly 100 years later.)

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