[Marxism] AFLCIO: full employment at living wage
pegdobbins at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 21:20:29 MDT 2012
Finally, the bumper sticker I've been praying for.
Point one mandates reducing hours of labor to earn living wage
"He [richard trumka]outlined five main tenets of the Second Bill of Rights, which, in addition to the
"right to full employment and a living wage," and
"the right to a secure and healthy future," also includes the
"right to full participation in the electoral process,
"the right to a quality education"; and
"the right to a voice at work."
The idea of a Second Bill of Rights was inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1944 State of the Union address, which called for greater “economic rights” including employment through a living wage, collective bargaining, housing, education, medical care, among many things.
By happenstance I saw Trumka mention this on cspan just now. Presented at a press conference almost a month ago, I've noted nothing about it on line. Must have been in an AFL-CIO blog, but I missed it. Thank you Trumka. Please share as they say socializing media
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