Ancient Rome Had Unions...

Ancient Rome Had Unions. Today's Talk Radio Has David and Goliath

By Pat LaMarche (Huffington Post)

Labor movements are a natural democratic response to the environment created by commerce and industry. A united workforce electing leaders to decide the rules of the economic game -- how much workers should be paid, working conditions, even business practices pursued by their employer -- is the same concept as a citizen representative deciding foreign policy or the rule of law.

Just as democratically elected representation augmented or usurped earlier dictatorial governing systems, workers fomented change by putting their representatives into positions of power within their work place.

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