Monday, February 28, 2011

Ronald Reagan, Union Supporter

"'To organize skilled and unskilled
Is a right that the law has fulfilled - '
A view I adopted
While on the red carpet
As head of the Screen Actors' Guild."   

The world's most glamorous celebration of organized labor - the Oscars - coincides this year with the effort by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to strip state workers of their right to organize. It is therefore worth recalling the words of an earlier Republican governor, president of SAG and President of the USA, who said that to organize labor is  "one of the most elemental human rights."


  1. Thanks, Madeleine - every once in a while inspiration and opportunity come together!


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