James Reyes on technology, language, human progress &c.

Thanks to the American labor movement we…

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Thanks to the American labor movement we…

  • Don’t have child labor
  • Have the 8 hour work day and paid overtime
  • Compensation benefits for workers injured on the job
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Guaranteed minimum wage
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) which enforces workplace safety laws and regulations that have reduced on-the-job fatalities and injuries
  • Pensions
  • Health care insurance for workers
  • Paid sick leave, vacations, and holidays
  • The Civil Right Acts and Title VII which outlaws job discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
May we see a labor renaissance in the United States. I think it’s the only hope to rescue this country from the sociopathic pursuit of profit.

Great Railroad Strike of 1877

Lawrence Textile Strike 1912

Lawrence Textile Strike 1912