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Wisconsion Senate Republicans and Governor are petty
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From: anarchomo Date: March 5th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC) (Link)
When I was a labor radical we were constantly giving the bigger unions flak for not staying accountable to their members. It would be good for most working people if the unions win this fight, but it would also be good for most working people if the unions stopped supporting the Democrats--you can't outspend the rich on lobbying, that money is better spent on organizing people and countering the anti-labor propaganda that is constantly coming from the business press.

Everything changes when you look into labor history. e.g. most of the rest of the industrialized world has universal health care with lower costs and better outcomes than us, because the unions in those countries fought for it. And it was the communists in those unions who chose to go that route. In the US the radicals were mostly kicked out of the big unions under McCarthyism, and so the American unions only pursued health care for themselves, which is part of why people here as less keen on organized labor than they are elsewhere. There's a lot of history playing out in these fights and they never talk about it.
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