Tag: Unions

For a change, think about Labor on Labor Day

For a change, think about Labor on Labor Day
Monday is Labor Day. It is a time we are supposed to honor the American Worker. When I was a Republican, I was expected to hate the AFL-CIO. It was the same story in Business School. I was told to despise labor. Labor was an expense on the Income Statement and we were taught to minimize... Read more »

Bob, You're a Democrat, you're a Union Thug?

Bob, You're a Democrat, you're a Union Thug?
There seems to be general disbelief by many of my GOP friends that I, of all people, could affiliate myself with labor unions. The labor union question is one I am asked about more by my former GOP colleagues than any other question. To listen to them, you would think I had taken up child... Read more »

I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good

I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good
I was not ready for the welcome I received from rank and file Democrats.  It’s been a little overwhelming.  I expected suspicion, mistrust, and the cold-shoulder.  I was judging their reaction to my joining the party through my Republican eyes of 44 years.  Suspicion, mistrust, and the cold shoulder is a sort of GOP value,... Read more »
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We need to be quiet and listen

We need to be quiet and listen
I’m an elitist. College educated, wine guzzling, sushi eating, opera listening, foodie, jogger, Ralph Lauren wearing elitist. I’m the kind of person who makes the folks who voted for Donald Trump have waves of nausea. Like most elitists, I listen primarily to other elitists and of course, to myself. According to the US Census, 33%... Read more »