The strike at Verizon, and an AWOL president
Read a nice primer on the strike here at In These Times magazine.
And yes, it is striking...pun intended...that the president won't join the picket line, even as the company lies about Obamacare to make its argument for workers' concessions. A president who truly cared about the middle class should have been finding picket lines all over the USA for the past two years to join in solidarity with those workers. Instead, Obama hangs with insiders and financiers, bankers and corporate CEOs.
And Obama thinks a bus tour is gonna fool significant numbers of Democrats who have been screaming for a new New Deal? Pathetic.