The envelope, please….The winner of LabourStart’s first labor video contest is “What have Unions Ever Done for Us?” a Monty Python-esque look at a scowling CEO and his minions as they prepare to bring a union to its knees.
The contest drew more than 200 entries and after an international panel of judges chose six finalists, more than 3,000 people cast their online votes.
The Australian winner was produced by Your Rights At Work, the Australian counterpart of the AFL-CIO community affiliate, Working America. After the CEO explains why he wants to bludgeon the union, he asks, “What have the unions ever done for us?”
To his increasing irritation and agitation, his underlings begin ticking off “maternity leave…paid vacations…occupational safety…health care…workers’ compensation…pensions.”
His final response isn’t printable here.
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