Union Aristocracy Trying to Contain Verizon Strike

Read the latest on the Verizon strike and notice the conservative nature of the unions. Quoting The World Socialist Website, “The AFL-CIO and Change to Win labor federations have done everything to isolate and defeat the embattled Verizon workers.” These unions are linked to the Democratic Party and will do its bidding. Communication Workers of America (CWA) has endorsed Bernie Sanders and is using the strike to help him in the primaries. We think this is a smart strategy, but it seems to be a means to an end. The World Socialist Website predicts that after the primaries, the heads of the unions will try to force an end to the strike.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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