american dream 2

good god, the UAW is on strike today.  i’ll take apart the whole damned thing later – Vebas and Private Equity, it’s a fucking mauling –   but this post’s just s’posed to hold the place of the mile-deep chill i drowned in upon hearing the news.

like they say about quarterbacks, the UAW has a way of getting too much credit for labor’s victories…and it’s long, slow withering has gotten infinitely more mainstream attention than any union victories since the 1990s. all of this means that another big, public UAW defeat could not only start up a new, even louder chorus of death-knells for organized labor; worse, it could convince millions of other workers that this is actually the case.


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