Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 15, 2012, 1 p.m. EST by RedJazz43
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In a sense I think this is premature, but then I thought the effort to shut down west coast ports was premature too, and in hindsight I think I was wrong.
In 10 months in 1936 and 1937 a half a million Americans "sat down" in their work places and refused to leave until the boss recognized and agreed to bargain with the union they had organized. Coordinated with this, in that brief period 5 million workers organized themselves into labor unions. They called it the "Sit Down" movement. What it really was, was the occupation of the work place.
I believe, beyond the occupation of visible open public spaces the occupation of the work place is the next obvious step. It is also a huge step, perhaps way too big, a much, much larger step than even the call to such down ports. But I suspect that if it happened in one or two significant places it would spread like wild fire.---Just a thought.