Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Decision to end Verizon strike baffled many members, supporters

I've been trying to take the most positive view of the suspension of the Verizon strike, but as Gonzalez writes, it is puzzling that they got nothing taken off the table. It certainly looks like a capitulation. Time will tell, but at the moment it seems like an epic betrayal by the unions of its members. This strike had broad support not only among it rank-and-file, but in the working class worldwide. The unions were operating from a position of great strength, yet...

I hope I'm wrong.