Saturday, January 28, 2017

Why We Need Unions


The man pictured above works five 12 hour days every week.  He doesn't have to do this.  He could choose to work six 8 hour days instead.  What a choice?  He needs the job to support his family and it is one of the most coveted jobs on the island of Jamaica.

He doesn't complain about the long hours or the almost 2 hour commute he has each day on public transportation.  He reports to work daily with a smile and seems to always be so upbeat.  He hides the hardships of his life well.

Too bad there are no unions here.  The hotel owners get rich while the workers get by.  Not fair.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are thousands of teachers across NYC who work 12 hour days and have long commutes. We have a union.

Rita Cat said...
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Rita Cat said...

Imagine what it would be like without the union.