Bush vs. Workers

October 8th, 2002 – 9:40 pm
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“This is the first time in the history of the United States that a president has let an employer lock out workers in an extended quest to undermine the workers’ union — creating a phony crisis — and then reward that employer’s action with government intervention. It is a tragedy with historic ramifications.” — Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Secretary- Treasurer

Today President Bush invoked the anti-union Taft-Hartley act to end the lockout that has virtually shut down ports on the west coast of the US, once again firmly aligning himself with big business rather than with workers.

Read an article about today’s events here, an analysis of the situation (with lots of links) in Nathan Newman’s excellent weblog here, and an informative article about many of Bush’s union busting activities here.

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