06 September 2010

Happy Labor Day ~ Remember Striking Motts Workers

The Lord Provides.
Lithograph ~ Jacob Burck, 1934.

The problem, of course, is that he doesn't. Burck (1907-1982) captured the irony. And on this Labor Day it is important to remember that workers at a local Mott's plant in nearby Williamson, NY are still out on strike. I posted on their struggle here some time ago. Not only does our economic situation resemble the 1930s, the attitude and actions of employers have not changed since then. So, no romantic images of 'labor,' just a reminder of why workers need unions to protect themselves from domination by their bosses.

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