Monday, September 05, 2005

Labor Day

Just got back from the labor march. The group seemed a little larger than usual but the most bleak moment was the speach from Richard Trumka, former Mineworkers top and Sweeney protege at the AFL-CIO. Me and Eric Beaumont were about the only two listening to the guy speak. Th movement lacks a culture. Even 5 years ago Sweeney, Macaffey, Trumka and other tops would come to town and thousands would cheer them on and identify with the leadership. Now it seems people don't even know who they are.

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