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From Hollywood to auto work, organized labor flexing its muscles

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By WYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS

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Once again, U.S. labor unions are flexing their muscles in the national spotlight

This article and the one below highlight the global fight against a hyper-caputalusm engaged in environmental destruction, extreme acquisition and using technological advances to secure extreme forms of advantage in the near future.

https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/worlds-billionaires-have-more-wealth-46-billion-people

The billionaires are largely not innovators and inventors but managers possessed of overwhelming initial capital advantages.

The people who actually work and create need more of the fruits of their labor.

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I met an Italian man in Kanazawa last week who was envious of the "high" salaries in Japan. I thought to myself, wow, salaries must be pretty low in Italy.

Wages and salaries are high in the US. The Bureau of Labour Statistics reports that the medium weekly earnings for wage and salary workers in the third quarter were $1,118.

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The really sad part for me is why there has to be such extreme cycles and why labor and industry can’t have a stable situation. Pretty much my entire adult life employers in the US have treated workers like disposable crap with at will employment and no pensions and ridiculous salaries for top leaders.

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There's power in a factory, power in the land

Power in the hand of the worker

But it all amounts to nothing if together we don't stand

There is power in a union

Billy Bragg

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