The Democratic party is not the party of teachers, and it is not the party of students. It is the party of privatization, of Wall Street, of the supposed “choice” afforded us by the free market. But it doesn’t have to be.
With a possible strike looming, Strand workers have started their own website explaining the events which have led them to this point, what they stand to lose, and what we, as patrons of independent bookstores, would also be losing.
For over 35 years, employees of The Strand have been members of the United Auto Workers. However, as John Farley writes in Metrofocus, management appears to be engaging in certain policies that aim to disrupt and eventually dissolve unionized labor at the venerated independent bookstore.
I try not to read things in the New York Times that are about people my age, New York City, or basically anything that doesn’t have to do with international politics.