A salute to organized labor

As we approach Labor Day, my thoughts turn to the hard work and sacrifices made by those who came before us. Their work made possible the protections and benefits union members receive today.

State employees recently received a mailer from the Freedom Foundation, urging them to opt out of union membership. The conservative organization claims that unions squander our dues on political activity. Don’t believe that scree for a minute!

The Freedom Foundation’s real goal is not to undermine public employee unions. They could care less whether you and I get an extra paid holiday. Their real goal is to chip away at the base of the Democratic Party.

If you’re enjoying what we’ve seen during the first seven months of the Trump Administration or in Washington’s divided Senate, imagine the misery that would occur if the far right succeeds in completely taking over federal and state government.

Don’t be fooled by their lies. If you’re a union member, keep your membership. If there’s a union in your workplace and you haven’t joined yet, please do so.

Together, we can turn back the assault on worker rights!

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