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Maddow and Ehrenreich on Unions, Verizon Strike: Unions Equal a Middle Class

 
 
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 The organized labor fight in our country is taking place both in the public sector--as Wisconsin's epic protests and recall effort demonstrates--and the private, as indicated by the massive Verizon strike.

Watch Rachel Maddow and Barbara Ehrenreich talk about how vital a strong labor movement is for maintaining a middle class in this country--and how hurting labor will end up hurting that middle class, below. And send it along to your union-skeptical friends. This is good stuff.

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at August 10, 2011, 5:14am