By MIKE SPINDELL
Though Unions have been besmirched in recent years by Billionaires constantly in search of more money, the truth is that the Labor Movement built America’s middle class and its prosperity. Attacked by a failed Actor, who GE had made President, the Union movement has declined. Brought on by the PATCO Strike when he destroyed the Air Controllers Union and showed many cowardly politicians how they could get away with attacking workers and servicing the corporations that owned them. Our Country’s workers were sold out by unpatriotic American Manufacturers in search of cheap labor and low taxes. As we recreate on this Labor Day, let us spend some moments contemplating the lives, blood and tears sacrificed to build the American labor movement, as told through the songs on one of the greatest Americans of my time. I’ve always been proud to be a Union Man!