Monday, September 07, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

St. Augustine was built with both slave and free labor. Spanish archives contain receipts for the wages paid to some of the African-American workers on the Castillo de San Marco.

To this day, too many workers in St. Augustine are underpaid and badly need free democratic trade unions. Some employers pay employees under the table, pay less than the minimum wage, and even brag that they will fire and blacklist employees who talk about forming a union.

As LBJ said after Selma, "We SHALL overcome!"

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