In defense of American workers
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Bob Herbert, an Opinion writer for the New York Times, makes a stirring defense of American workers and the lack of respect they receive. He uses teachers and UAW members as examples of workers who have done more for less and yet continue to be asked to do even more, for even less.

Working men and women are not getting the credit they deserve for the jobs they do without squawking every day, for the hardships they are enduring in this downturn and for the collective effort they are willing to make to get through the worst economic crisis in the U.S. in decades.

Members who have taken C.O.M.E.T or B.U.I.L.D. will recognize some of the following concepts.
The economic downturn, however severe, should not be used as an excuse to send American workers on a race to the bottom, where previously middle-class occupations take a sweatshop??s approach to pay and benefits.

The entire column is worth reading and sharing.