We would not have a 40-hour work week, or very much else of value in our working lives (like lunch breaks, paid vacations and so much more), without unions. Let’s take a minute to think about them and honor their historic achievements today. They are the original fighters for the little guy against the big corporate machine.
Remember when Barack Obama called unions “special interest groups” because they were endorsing John Edwards and not him? Of course, Obama was later endorsed by several unions, which seemed to pass his stringent ethical standards. Snort.
Also, I send my good thoughts and hopes for safety for all the folks on the Gulf Coast who are being affected by Hurricane Gustav. (I’d send money too, but things are tight right now). However, if you’d like to contribute, The Red Cross is always a good bet; and the ASPCA helps search for, and rescue, the pets left behind.
Luckily, the Republicans cannot afford to make this tragic event into another Katrina, so the evacuation and safety measures seem to have been a lot more timely and effective this time. Amazing what a national spotlight and the desire to win an election can do. This time, the citizens of the Gulf Coast are the winners. Thank heaven for large favors!