Friday, March 18, 2011

African-Americans and Public Sector Unions

The republican attack on unions and public sector workers is also an attack on black workers.  Black workers are more likely to be union members than white workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures, and black men are more likely than white or Hispanic men to be union members. Black public sector union members are a key part of the black middle class. At a time when the economic ladder has been pulled out from under so many blacks, we all have a stake in fighting for those still able to support the businesses, the churches, and other instituions that sustain the life and vitality of the black communities.


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