Monday, March 10, 2014

Union Busting

Recently, a vote to unionize a Volkswagon plant in Tennessee failed by a narrow margin.  Were the workers scared by threats to withdraw state subsidies to the automaker, or have they forgotten our labor history?  They probably forgot the good old days when unions were weak and had no Federal government protection.  In the Great Coalfield War of 1914,the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company owned by John D. Rockefeller, used standard union-busting techniques such as mass firings, and if that was not enough, they obtained the help of Colorado's National Guard who turned a machine gun on the strikers encampment killing twenty of its inhabitants including women and children. 
     Class war continues.

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