Many people who were formerly members of labor unions are pretty upset about the latest assault on unions by the governor of Wisconsin and some members of that state's legislature. Unfortunately, those who do not know the history of the labor union movement cannot fully understand what work was like in this country before labor unions.
ROSE NOLEN: Younger generations need to remember importance of unions
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