Joseph Kishore (WSWS) explains how much is at stake and how much needs to be done in a powerful new article. This is an excerpt:
As the strike by 45,000 Verizon workers in the US enters its second week, the government is aggressively intervening on the side of the company to strangle the resistance of the workers to sweeping concessions demands.
The refusal of the AFL-CIO and the leadership of the unions directly involved, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), to oppose Verizon’s government-backed strikebreaking operation and mobilize broader support in the working class places the struggle of the workers in great danger.
New York City police, including special “anti-terror” units, are escorting strikebreakers across the picket lines and monitoring strikers. The FBI, an agency of Obama’s Justice Department, has launched an investigation into unsubstantiated company charges of “sabotage,” linking the alleged violence of strikers to the upcoming ten-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.It's really amazing what a foe to the workers Barack's been and continues to be and yet somehow he got all the unions supporting his presidential bid.
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