Anyone watching Fox News, or TV’s Sabbath gasbags, or reading the Washington Post’s pundits, is well aware of the Republican Party’s campaign of defamation against the public employees of Wisconsin, and its smug defense of Governor Walker’s criminal assault on Wisconsin’s public-sector unions.
Does the Democratic Party have anything to say about this shameful power grab? You bet it does. The Democratic Party of Evanston, Illinois doesn’t mince words:
Through the electoral process, we express our collective voice and shape our political destiny. Unions allow workers a collective voice with which they can affect their economic destiny. Collective bargaining allows workers some say over their wages, benefits, and working conditions — in other words, those things central to the quality of life. Unions provide workers with an avenue for redress when they’ve been sexually harassed; when they’ve been passed over because of their race, gender, or ethnicity; when they’ve been disciplined for complaints about unsafe conditions. Unions empower people to speak out against unfair treatment and to speak up for their rights. Unions make America work. Spread the word.
Read the whole manifesto here. Tell all your friends.