DET NEWS: Workers lead global revolution against poverty

Teamster President James Hoffa writes about workers fighting back for fair wages, the dangers of ALEC and how the Wisconsin “uprising” did indeed start a revolution.

Whether it’s fast-food workers in Detroit and Flint walking off the job July 31 as part of one-day strikes held across the U.S. or mass protests across Europe, one thing is clear — workers are no longer keeping quiet while being abused by big business.

Why is this happening? Because good-paying jobs that were plentiful just a few years ago have not been replaced after the last recession. Instead, adults trying to support their families are seeking out restaurant and retail jobs that pay poorly. Once they are there, wages largely remain stagnant and work hours are unreliable.

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