Friday, March 11, 2011
I went with my mom to Madison and we marched together for workers rights. She just retired last year from her job as a High School Attendance Officer and School Social Worker, not only that but she was vice president and president of the Kenosha Educators Association which was the union that represented teachers within the Kenosha Unified School District. On top of that my father is also a union carpenter and has been for most of his life. Not to mention before I was a tattooer I was a union news paper press operator. It was really awesome to be a part of standing up for workers in my home state.
Although I haven't worked a presort press in many, many years I grew up working class and the majority of my clientele is working class. So when things are going bad for them, things are going bad for me. I also think it's important to speak out when something wrong is going on (not just post on facebook about it).
It's sad that you can have protests for weeks at a time where 70,000 people will be there on any given day and that isn't considered relevant to politicians in America. If democracy is supposed to be the rule of the people for the people then why are they still trying to take away the workers voice? I could see if there was an equally large protest for the bill but there hasn't been. Aren't these representatives supposed to be looking for the interests of the people they represent? They aren't even trying to hide the fact that they are in the pockets of banks and corporations anymore. It's time for a change.