Friday, February 25, 2011

Worst, best and some in between. No fiber content., except maybe moral fiber

Worst quote I've heard all day:
This post is inspired by the woman who came into yoga celebrating the vote in Wisconsin this AM.  When I said that's not a good thing, her reply was:  "Whadya mean?  Unions are ruining this country!"

Best Quote I remember from graduate school:  "Organizations which have labor unions have usually earned them."

For a list of possible ways this can happen take a look at An Eclectic List of Events in U.S. Labor History
Or review the events of the Italian Hall Disaster in Calumet, Michigan in 19 13.

Or the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911.  And if you don't feel like reading about it, tune into PBS on Monday night to watch The Triangle Fire.

Most important quote to remember: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana

Oh and there's that other quote to remember:  "Money talks".  You can listen and read the transcript of money talking here.

Think it through....

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this Valerie.

    Moral fiber is kind of chewy, isn't it? :-)

    I found the "Money talks" link interesting...in a frightening sort of way.

    I think the American workforce owes a lot to the unions. Personally, I'm glad for the 40 hour work week, safe working conditions, and regulations on child labor.

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  2. Believe me, we're all watching how this will actually shake out. I somehow feel that folks opinions of unions are stuck somewhere in the 60's. I too enjoyed, 40 hour work week, overtime, work place standards.

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  3. And if you haven't read it already, you should. The piece in the New Yorker about the puppeteers, the Koch brothers - http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer

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  4. It is very good information. Thanks for sharing.

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