Women workers promote their union. (Dept. of Labor image dol.gov)
Today is Labor Day, so I’m sending out BIG thanks to my union ACT-UAW local 7902.
THANKS for getting New School and NYU adjunct professors fairer pay and….wait for it — benefits! And thanks to our local’s awesome president, Emily Barnett.
Don’t believe propaganda that unions are bad. They protect workers and make the whole community better and fairer. It is true that some union leaders have behaved badly in the past, but overall, unions are very good for America.
Read some good articles about the state of workers and unions today:
How Strong Labor Unions Help Everyone Who Works Earn More — Salon
Labor Movement Faces Challenges Amid Growing Public Support For Unions — NPR
This Labor Day put down your iPhone and celebrate the way its founders intended — Chicago Tribune
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
The rainbow flag is a symbol of diversity.
Coming out is hard. We know. Millions of us have been there. But here’s the thing: It’s harder to be secret than to be yourself. The community is here for you.
This is one of my favorite trees in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It hasn’t bloomed yet, but it has a carpet of purple crocus at its base to remind us that spring is only a few days away.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is one of the great treasures of New York City. If you’ve never been there, I recommend you visit sometime between now and the end of April, when new sprouts come up daily and the place is alive with new life and renewed spirit.