BY KENNY BELFORD
When the bailout money started flowing to AIG, Wall Street, and other major financial institutions not one single Republican senator or congressmen rushed to place themselves in front of a network news camera to demand the white collar workers – or even top management – be forced to take a pay cut. Not one single time did that happen.
Now with the automotive bailout being discussed, legions of Republicans are posing for the cameras to demand the auto workers take a pay cut. Not one single time have these Republicans suggested the automotive white collar workers – or top management – take a pay cut. Not once, not one single time has that happened.
Nope, just the factory workers need to have their pay reduced, even though their pay is virtually comparable to what the non-union auto workers are earning at foreign automotive factories in the southern states.
Republicans have fought against unions since their creation. They fought against child labor laws. They fought against collective bargaining. They fought against workplace safety standards. They’ve fought against the middle class.
And they’re doing it again.
– The author lives in Tulsa, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer