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Do you know the history of May Day? On May 1, 1886, laborers came together to make Chicago the heart of the eight-hour work day movement. In a series of at least 19 marches beginning on April 25, laborers organized together and paraded down Chicago streets, which culminated in 35,000 skilled and unskilled workers walking off their jobs on the first of May. Inspired by those events, unionists and other workers around the world celebrated May Day as an international workers' holiday.
In recent years the strong tradition of American labor has become all but forgotten. With the once thriving American union membership fading, the American middle class is realizing a dismal correlation between decreased union membership and diminishing income.
So what's the way forward?
As president, Rocky Anderson will enhance union protection and reverse the catastrophic decline in union participation rates. His plan includes the following:
1. More union participation in government, rather than surrounding himself with Wall Street lackeys.
2. Repeal Taft-Hartley.
3. Support the Employee Free Choice Act.
4. WPA-type Initiatives.
5. Fair Trade.
An Anderson Administration would recognize the fundamental importance of a strong and vibrant labor movement as being one of the key building blocks upon which a strong and vibrant working and middle class is based, as it was in the 1950s and 60s. As Mayor of Salt Lake City, he dealt constructively with three public sector unions. Salt Lake City was the only city in Utah that engaged in collective bargaining, which Anderson has always supported.
Contribute to a real labor advocate today, May Day.
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Read Rocky's policy paper regarding Labor and Union Protection here.
Read Rocky's policy paper regarding Wealth and Income Disparity here.