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Forum Post: Workers Stand for America Rally

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 4, 2012, 10:10 a.m. EST by myows (133)
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Hey guys, I Don't think this has been mentioned here but there is a huge workers Rally planned in Philly for Saturday Aug11.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/07/13/first-ever-workers-stand-for-america-rally-to-be-held-in-philadelphia/

http://www.cwa-union.org/news/entry/save_the_date_workers_stand_for_america_rally_on_aug._11/

http://www.workersstandforamerica.com/

The "second bill of rights" will deal with a living wage and creating job opportunities and will be presented to both parties at their conventions.

I'll be there as I am so disgusted by the absolute lack of sympathy or empathy shown by the politicians and corporations for the middle class worker. As an example just a few weeks ago there was a bill on the floor in both NY and NJ that would have taken away tax breaks for corporations that are outsourcing American jobs. Can you believe that every single Republican voted against the bill even coming to the floor! These pols will sell the country right down the river to enrich themselves and their corporate masters. I'm with Verizon, they've had their boot on the workers necks for the past year demanding givebacks in pensions and healthcare and outsourcing American jobs to India and the Philippines. The company is very prosperous and the CEO made 23 million dollars, so where is the need to screw over the middle class worker here? Because THEY CAN!

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