My Labor Union and Bernie Sanders

Thanks to the Labor MovementReally, to elect Bernie Sanders, the fiercest fight must be against the DNC and the liberal media. Because they are the real fiercest forces working for the one percent and corporate America. Storm them. Expose them. Strip them naked. NON-violently. If we can do it now, we have a chance. Really, if we can, we have a chance.

What have I learned from my union brothers and sisters over all these years?

(1) They are some of the smartest people, unlike what media and corporations want us to believe. Many of them may not have a college degree, but they are full of education with life’s real experience.

(2) They know their craft inside out, and take their jobs very seriously. On any day, their level of skill and training would outdo a non-union worker hands down.

(3) They are fun to be with, they are warm and respectful, and they have a real society, where people do not mind telling their buddies to stop smoking or drinking too much, or cut down on that beef or pork, for fear of some intrusion of privacy crap. They know their buddies, their families, and their children.

This is the last remnant of the American society that is perhaps our last hope for this country. And the one percent knows it. Therefore, they are trying to destroy it, undermine it, and making the younger generation become oblivious of their history.

People are fighting back against the tyranny and lies of the one percent, in an effective and organized way, wherever there is a strong union. A vibrant labor movement in Sweden, Iceland, Belgium, Greece, Spain or Germany has forcefully resisted, or tried to resist, the new global fascism unleashed by IMF, World Bank, Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Exxon, or GE. Or, war and prison industries. (Most of these corporations are supporting Hillary).

On the other hand, countries with insignificant union powers have failed. Such as USA or India. Even in UK, there is still a substantial labor density, which has stopped Monsanto and GMO, and elected a socialist to be the leader of the Labor Party.

If Bernie Sanders can storm into the Democratic Party’s pathetic status quo, and beat back against the Obamas and Clintons and Schumers and Feinsteins, it might jump start a new labor movement in America. And the working men and women — the 99 percent — will rise again to their old glory.

And if you haven’t noticed, this is my “speech,” coming out of another charged labor workshop on immigration, just on the eve of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate.

People I work with are smart, brave, and fun to be with. I believe we are on to something, together.

Maybe, America’s 99 percent is rising.


Partha Banerjee

Brooklyn, New York

Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn. Together, these two pro-99% leaders can change the world.
Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn. Together, these two pro-99% leaders can change the world.