It means encouraging unionization and collective bargaining. It means more protections to ensure fair pay, overtime compensation, worker safety, and a secure retirement. We can insist that big corporations which we’ve bailed out twice in 12 years step up and take responsibility for their workers and communities. The devil reject poster. We can rip out the race-based inequities that infect every part of our society from the pollution being pumped into the air and water in communities of color to the health care treatment they receive. We can choose who our economy, our government, and our country works for. Just the wealthy or everyone else as well. That’s the choice we must make all of us together this November. This is fantastic! A few thoughts.
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The Green Jobs program will require significant investments in technical and vocational ed infrastructure. Harbor Freight Corp just released a research report on the current state of Skilled Trades educaiton in the U.S. PLEASE check out the recommendations included in the Report. Critical insights here. The devil reject poster. Would also like to see some consideration of ESOPs and worker ownership in the mix as a way to bring more stability to the economy and more wealth to those who create it. Overall, a great plan. And be aggressive about “selling” it. It’s time we reward the people who actually make this country work. Not Wall Street CEOs but the middle class. Ordinary women and men who are capable of doing extraordinary things when given half a chance.