The unions' fight

The unions' fight

The American labor movement is fighting for its survival. This new crop of Tea Party-Libertarian Republicans have targeted unions for extinction. These governors' attacks on unions are  part of GOP-Tea Party war on Democrats. But it is also part of a grand plan to remove an important obstacle to the corporations ability to lower the cost of American labor, by decreasing wages and benefits.

Labor unions are organizing harder than they have in years and are educating their members on the dangers of voting for the GOP, which has a radical anti-worker agenda.

Last night, Judy Woodruff on the PBS News Hour spoke with Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, "a voluntary federation of 57 U.S. and international labor unions." All union members are indirectly affected by the Republican plan to cut back and / or to eliminate the rights of workers, including the collective-bargaining rights for public employees.