Work is Everything?

 
 

 
By Alberto Pupo

To work is ever important to the American man and woman . Working seems to be a task that gives meaning to the lives of many, it is what gives many of us a sense of freedom and financial security. The need and want for jobs is part of what propelled the average American to stand up and demand more jobs. The lack of jobs is what drove many Americans to the point of despair and why they want to elect leaders, who will provide them with more job opportunities. Sadly it is this American want and desire to work, that leads to exploitation and rampant abuse by those who are “job creators” in the spirit of job creating these individuals indulge in blatant exploitation and abuse of the American worker (much more prevalent in Right to Work States). These Captain’s of the Industry have high expectations and no regard for Continue reading

Right to Work in Michigan?

 

By Alberto Pupo

Michigan has fallen into the cesspool that is Right To Work Legislation. In a move that came as no surprise, Governor Rick Snyder, despite all the protests and inside the Capitol and outside his office. Despite the voices of the people asking for the Governor to do the right thing and Veto this piece of legislation, it went ahead and passed. This is devastating to a state like Michigan home of the auto industry. When it comes to Unions in the private sector most of those who are unionized work for the automakers in Detroit. The implementing of draconian legislation will now ensure that those in Unions in the state of Michigan will now suffer a great cut in wages and benefits as their corporate bosses will now basically be facing a rather toothless Unions rather than the Continue reading

Unions and the Private Sector

 

By Alberto Pupo

Labor, work, jobs, etc in America being idle is almost a crime. There is a certain Capitalist mystique built around working. Yet for a Nation that prides itself on work and working it is a Nation that has very little respect for those who toil and labor to make a living. This disrespect in particularly is strongly evident in the wonderful efficient world of the private sector. For some reason the private sector has become obsessed with the notion of “Right to Work”. This is the most misleading name for a mindset ever applied. The average American believes that Right to Work is some sort of noble wonderful crusade to be undertaken. More often than not through clever propaganda corporations paint as an easy relationship without that nasty commitment bounding the employee to an employer. The ability to take flight and leave at a moments notice Continue reading

The Reason We Celebrate Labor Day



 

 

By Alberto Pupo

Labor Day, to most Americans is just another day off work. However upon closer inspection this is a holiday which celebrates labor unions in America as the name may not so arcanely suggest. Unions are a much marginalized National treasure. Without Unions or the existence of them , the plan to turn The United States into a society of wage slavery would be into full blown effect. However even with all the historical victories and the advancements that Unions have done for America, the people of the United States are still lukewarm about them. Union membership has been on the decline and they have all but disappeared in the private sector. Unions create an an atmosphere of solidarity and help the members bargain for better wages and benefits. Continue reading