2 thoughts on “A Time To Be Silent And A Time To Speak

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Oakland Ca
    Office held, if any
    Legislative Director Retirees
    Frederick Ashley Jr.
    Wise words.
    For all of the protest the civil rights activists and baby boomers were involved in, we should have left your generation a strong union legacy. The generation before us won bargaining rights. They left us a 95% regular work force, bargaining rights, COLA (which has meant thousands of dollars added to our pay), and the no layoff clause. We found ourselves in the eighties fighting against employers demanding concessions. Working people turned on each other at times and the result has been a huge shift in wealth distribution in the US. In the seventies I was able to rent a nice apartment, buy a new car and had plenty of money left over. Can’t do that today.
    But there will come a day when working people will demand a change-you can see it in the determined faces of the hotel workers and teachers. And your generation will lead the way.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Utica, NY
    Office held, if any

    As a younger man I learned never to air your dirty laundry in public. Remember to keep it in the Family. Stay united. The USPS loves seeing us fight. So let’s show them how we fight when we are united!

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