Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Is Collective Bargaining Gone Forever?

On this day of the 25th of June, 2007, Senator Kennedy gave one of the most moving speeches that I ever heard in the Senate. It seems that the workers of our once great Nation are getting poorer and poorer, while the profits of Big Business are getting higher and higher.

You see, Labor Unions are losing their battle against employers who do nothing more than take advantage of the people who produce their goods and services. Those workers who express their desire to join organized labor are, in about 25% of known cases, simply fired. Did that happen to you?

To the credit of Senator Kennedy, to illustrate those facts, he provided many charts and grafts in which to prove his reasons to protect those workers from the many employer injustices and practices that our Government has allowed to occur by simply not enforcing the collective bargaining laws in place for all working people to save for their retirement, provide an education for their children and receive health care insurance at a reasonable price.

This, dear reader, comes at a time when our largest employers are multinational corporations who have taken away tens of millions of jobs from our people and gave those jobs to people in China, Mexico, Canada and a dozen other Countries where collective bargaining doesn't exist in any way, shape or form. In fact, the last worker revolt in a U.S. auto plant in Mexico resulted in the deaths of several workers after the Mexican Army arrived and simply shot them.

The truth be known, Senator Kennedy's proposed legislation is nothing more than trying to put a band aid on a deep knife wound and hope that the injured person won't bleed to death afterward. We workers of the United States need laws to prevent the continued loss of those jobs. Then again, maybe we should revoke the right for all of those multinational corporations to do business in our Country and create new corporations whose management is loyal to the greatest political system and Country that has ever existed in the World to date.

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