The other day I stopped at the light at 4th and Samoa Blvd. A usual solicitor had his cardboard sign up, but it was different than most days. It said "FU" but spelled it out. I wondered what his real message was for the day. Maybe just a Bad Life Day? If I was to just make a sign up and sit at this corner as a message that I would want to convey, what would I do? My favorite is "United we Bargain, Divided we Beg!"
And isn't that the truth? I have witnessed the power of collective bargaining. And it is good for the workers.
The Chronicle has a great story this weekend about the IWW Industrial Workers of the World One Big Union !ong history. Historian completes a labor of love -- 'The Big Red Songbook' The Local Joe Hill Band and other labor bands are about as progressive as you will find.