Until recently, some people would say that unions were no longer needed....that we have all of the protections that we need already.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
American workers in 2008 are beginning to feel a strong and stinging economic pinch - the result of years of allowing corporate greed to fester RIGHT UNDER OUR NOSES.
Years of allowing politicians, who were really bought and paid for by rich business owners, to twist those labor laws that we thought we had backwards and upside down.
It is the fault of the middle class people too, for being so naive. In plain english, we as a group are easily bullshitted.
Our politicians pass laws that hurt workers but creatively name them so they sound like they help workers. All because they know that most people won't look past the headline or title.
Now in 2008, we find that what we thought was there to protect us, is almost gone. The chickens are not in every pot anymore and in fact, they have finally come home to roost.
The good news is that history does repeat itself and the American workers are awakening to the fact that unions give them security and strength.
When American workers are pushed around, they will stand together to survive. Union membership increased last year for the first time in decades - Get ready for 2009 because real change is coming in more ways than one.