Here comes the Zoomer Revolution
Another good fight, thanks Mike.
All of us need to rally behind America’s working class‼️We need Medicare for all, A LIVING WAGE❗️And affordable housing❗️ If this were ingrained in our society for the last 50 years we would not have this destructive gap that’s destroying our democracy‼️
We need independently organized unions like ALU, we need to revitalize the existing unions, make them aggressive, organizing, social-justice unions, we need more IWW, we need to defy the Taft-Hartley act, we need need to defy laws like NY's Taylor Law, we need to be ready to strike at the drop of a hat (the bosses raise prices and change work policy at the drop of a hat), we need sympathy/support strikes, we need to demand Card Check, and 30-for-40 (shorter work with with no loss in pay). We need our unions to be anti-racist, pro-immigrant, and above all democratic. Thank you Michael Moore for your May Day message. Power to the working class! (PSC-CUNY//AFT-2334)
Socialism never took root in America because the poor there see themselves not as exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires ✍🏼 - John Steinbeck
Why we never hear about the May 1,1886 revolution to demand an 8-hour workday, has never been associated publicly with May Day is a travesty. I remember when there were union workers years ago outside of my employment actively recruiting employees to join the union. At that time, my employer warned/advised me that I could lose my job if I chose to join, which was very intimidating and scary, I would be totally behind any of the younger generation headed in this direction, and I say more power to them. Thank you, Michael, for this inspiring email!!
I just sent this to my 27 year-old son. So many don’t know American history from the perspective of the working class. I learn so much of our history from you Michael! God bless you❤️
The only problem is the faster the workers' tanks are being filled by unions, even larger siphons are being implemented by the military industrial complex and Big oil via taxes and price hikes. The workers will never win as long as they keep electing puppets.
I have listened to every single one of your pod casts! Sometimes twice! I have said this before… you probably saved my life! I was so down, then I found you! My trusted truth teller! You bring me such solace when I listen to you! You give me hope! If I had on wish.. it would be to meet you!
All you stand for.. so do I! The solution for the world is truth and love! Keep us informed my trusted truth teller! I am a supporter!❤️🌻❤️
Reading about the past, to inform the current moment is a breath of fresh air, Michael! Used to be you couldn't graduate from high school if you flunked Civics. History was revered as a tool for the moment and a method for planning a future; this enabled a middle class.
Reading about Chris Smalls and Derrick Palmer and the workers they organized into the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) had me recalling my great uncle, who worked to organize the UAW in Detroit, along with other auto workers. Like them, Smalls and Palmer know the business of Amazon, inside and out. Smalls has worked in more than one facility and trained many workers and managers. The workers are in Solidarity, they saw how these two worked the inside and the outside of the facility for the benefit of the group. Their commitment to the group was unflinching.
The ALU needs all of us now, to support them in getting a union contract!
Tell the folks that have taken this courageous move that you got their back. Tell your elected officials to support the striking workers in your region.
It's important that President Biden stand with these workers. The donations to elected officials declined, as union membership declined, since the Reagan administration. There is precedent, (FDR, JFK, etc) have spoken strongly on behalf of working people who seek to organize. Now is the time for Joe to show those Scranton roots he campaigned on, when he promised to be the most Pro- Union President, to date.
Mike, Thank you for your availability to help all those committed to unionizing and improving their work situations and calling out the unfairness from their greedy corporate bosses!
Young people are learning they will have to fight long and hard. Parent's and Grandparent's do you have their backs?
Thank you for bring this to everyone’s attention,.
If you are a retired union member pay your dues if you can.
Thank you for writing Mr. Moore.
I think the boomer generation needs organization, be it club, church or an accountable AARP for mental sanity.
Gen X realize maybe that things are different than when they were first coming up.
The millennial was funneled into a productive environment of broken promises and lifetime tragedy.
The zoomer doesn’t want to be controlled by algorithm because the constant in their life tells them “they’re” full of shit.
Thank you. This made me feel hopeful. Been pessimistic lately.
The kids are growing up! Thanks for encouraging them, Michael!
Just thank you. I wondered if it would happen before I died