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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Are you concerned about workers' rights?

For those who believe the Democratic Party presents an opportunity for workers to be heard, I suggest they introduce resolutions at precinct caucuses, county, state and the national convention calling for the rescinding of "At-Will Employment."

You will get a real quick education as to just how much the Democrats care about the working people they expect to vote for them.

At-Will Employment... do workers have a voice at work?

If the millionaire labor "leaders" like Richard Trumka and his circle were truly concerned with workers having a voice at work they would be insisting that the very reactionary and repressive anti-worker legislation of "At-will Hiring and At-will Firing" be rescinded and replaced with "Just Cause" legislation in which would provide workers with a multi-step process when it comes to workers being reprimanded for failing to follow employer rules and guidelines in the performance of their jobs. This would include proper counseling and coaching, providing workers with the opportunity to do the job as directed or explain why they can't perform to management's expectations because management's expectations are not realistic.

It is workers who produce ALL wealth; and, as such, workers should be extended every opportunity to keep their jobs.

But, how is it that this so-called "White House Summit on Worker Voice" could even take place without labor leaders and rank-and-file activists being present to insist that this most reactionary and repressive legislation of "At-Will Employment" not be challenged and rescinded with "Just Cause?"

Richard Trumka and his circle of millionaire labor leaders claim they are trying to organize the unorganized workers.

Well, common sense should be telling us all that when workers can be fired and terminated "At-Will" they won't dare take the initiative to organize.

Perhaps Richard Trumka and his millionaire circle of labor leaders are afraid that workers without the hindrance of "At-Will Employment" will organize themselves into new unions outside of the non-struggle confines of the AFL-CIO and these unions might decide to affiliate with the World Federation of Trade Unions instead of the International Trade Union Confederation which continues to front for the CIA in countries where workers are fighting back against big capital and fighting to replace capitalism with socialism in countries like Greece where workers are having austerity measures shoved down their throats.

"At-Will Employment" is the major and number one obstacle to union organizing in this country and the President who promised to trade in his high-priced Wall Street shoes for marching shoes and lays claim to being some kind of "constitutional lawyer" and a defender of Human Rights doesn't even recognize or comprehend that "At-Will Employment" is a violation of everything decent and just in the workplace which deprives workers of a voice at work?

Once "At-Will Employment" legislation is rescinded and replaced we will see union organizing take off in this country like no one has ever seen union organizing before.

Richard Trumka and his circle of millionaire labor leaders have attacked me as a "Red" for talking like this and this issue of the need to rescind "At-Will Employment" legislation wouldn't even be being brought up if not for this "Red."

Does the concept of "democracy" extend into the workplace?

In the upcoming Democratic Party Presidential Debate being held at union buster Steve Wynn's Casino/Resort/Entertainment Complex, will any of the Democratic Party candidates be asked where they stand regarding "At-Will Employment?"