chains that bind the working class is ever tightening
and enslaving labor to the new capitalist terrorism.
This is not just an American phenomenon but can be
seen taking place in industrial capitalist societies
throughout the world. The power of the working class
has eroded to a mere whimper as wages, benefits and
working conditions continue their downward slide.
The new breed business suit labor leaders
can crow and paint a very jaded picture but reality
shows they have been on their back heels for years.
Whose interests are being served by the high echelon
of labor? The working class has now been turned into
the working poor. Enough givebacks! Enough regression!
Enough caving in! Its time that the workers force
their labor bosses to end the labor retreat. If they
will not stand their ground then revolutionary new
labor militancy will roll them under. Old and tired
remedies cannot change the erosion of workers' rights.
As the corporate terrorists multi-national CEOs take
millions and millions from the company coffers in
the most obscene arrogant imaginable way, they hold
the workers hostage with the threats of layoffs and
plant closings unless wages are reduced and benefits
slashed all to drive up the stocks so the corporate
dividends keep going to the wealthy. The corporate
terrorists will gladly move a factory to a third world
country paying slave wages to increase their profits,
all in the name of staying competitive in the world
market. Leaving behind a blight on the working classes
soul and all the social ills that befall a beaten
down and trod upon peoples. This is capitalism run
amok! The governments are useless in the fight for
the workers because they are beholden to all the money
that flows to them from the corporate big wigs. The
politicians feed from the troughs with a relish and
are beholden to their masters. The greed takers' feet
must be held to the fire and those corporate terrorists
must be accountable and fought tooth and nail. Be
it walk outs, shut downs, stoppages and mass demonstrations,
the voice of the toiling working class will be heard.
We are reaching the point where there is nothing left
to give back and to lie down and take it on the chin
again is not an option. Better to go down with pride
intact than surrender to the injustice of this new
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