Posted 5 years ago on June 5, 2012, 9:52 a.m. EST by votasaurus
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Families are turning against each other today as people hit the polls em masse to vote in the recall election. Unfortunately, too many people are still brainwashed into thinking that unions are a problem, instead of an ideal that we should strive to achieve everywhere.
What have unions done for us? Minimum wage, less child labor, 40-hour work weeks, overtime, lunch breaks, and more have been given to the 99% thanks to union-fought battles. Do you want to go to work for 12 hours a day in dangerous environments, with no breaks and a pittance for pay? Do you want to work like the Chinese? Unions don't think so. They're fighting for YOUR rights everyday.
A lot of "conservatives" try to frame this argument as a referendum on some perceived excessive wages. The truth is that unions have the power, through "collective bargaining" to demand that they are paid living wages for the critical work that they do for Wisconsin's government. If you are against unions, then you are against firefighters, policemen, social workers, and other people that directly affect your day-to-day life getting a fair wage. Do you really think you will feel safe if your local police force is paid minimum wage? What kind of people do you think will apply to be firefighters is the job only paid $8 per hour? Would YOU risk your life for a shitty wage like that?
We should all support unions, because they represent what happens when the 99% wins and is treated fairly in the workplace. People aren't fired for discriminatory reasons, are paid a fair wage, and get the benefits that they deserve. The 1% politicians HATE to see anyone from the lower classes receive a fair wage, even though the 99% steel workers work way harder than any stock broker sitting in front of a PC all day does.
Today is the day to go out and declare "I support the 99%." Go to the polls and VOTE OUT Scott Walker. Vote NO to greed! Vote YES for workers' rights! Vote TO to the 1% policy!