Can Labor Be Rejuvenated?
Last updated 9/6/2016 at 9:31pm
Within every political or economic movement lies both the seeds of its success and the seeds of its destruction. Whether the system flourishes or not is dependent upon which seeds are nurtured and which are properly stunted.
Such is true of the labor movement within the United States. When this country became more urbanized and industrialized in the 1800 and 1900s, the industrial laborer lived a bad life. Working conditions were unhealthy and dangerous. Laborers suffered short-term (a lost limb) or long-term (respiratory diseases or skeletal maladies) afflictions. People worked long hours...