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It’s time for labor changes

Posted: March 6, 2012 9:27 a.m.
Updated: March 7, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Our Republican elected representative in our state and across American is not a friend of the working class. The sad truth is that our state is a place that assures workers cheap labor and the freedom not to join a union. As a condition of employment, it is a state where workers work for less and depend on the “good will” of their employer for a decent pay.

They do not have any idea that benefits such as a 40-hour week, time and one half for overtime, vacations and other benefits were won, and we do not need to worry about these things anymore.

 (Inadequate preparation does not simply happen; it has many causes.)

There is not time for the working class to be weary or sit idle and expect the anti-labor folks in our State House to better our economical and working conditions.

Our working class needs to invalidate our process of our economical decision. The working class must make our state a better place of prosperity.

The time has come and if our working class works together with steadfast determination, those anti-labor laws will crumble and crack and shake.

History tells us since South Carolina’s founding that our working class residents often have left the state during or after conflicts. In my early teenage years, I was blessed to live the Garden State in the early ’50s in the midst of our productivity revolution. The industrial states began the mission many years ago to prepare the technical and blue collar workers to support infrastructure. South Carolina should do the same.

Some 25-plus years later, this African American and others were blessed to return to South Carolina (Kershaw County) and buy land and build our dream homes.

In the state of South Carolina, the wealth gap for the working class is particularly disturbing.

In the state of Alabama, a part-term state legislator is making more pay than a teacher who has a master’s degree and has been teaching for 15 years.

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