Reading about the evil of unions and the UAW has me thinking about how my husband, a member of UAW, was the silent partner in so much of what I did. Without him, there would have never been a radio show or podcast which exposed all of those artists and which helped facilitate dreams.
I have never received health insurance for any gallery I have worked in. It was UAW. People in the middle and upper classes, those in the snooty art world, may think that UAW are way beneath them, but without that union, they would not have had those shows. Hell we did not even have a gallery phone or gallery computer for a long time – my husband helped in so many ways. And that computer manifested so many press releases with those artists' names on them - hundreds in this town, a union member helped make that happen.
What I see is that people seem to feel very disconnected to what is happening now to the American worker. They think it has nothing to do with them. But they're wrong. If it wasn't for the union worker getting more wages and benefits, the nonunion people would not get them either. And that goes for all the benefits that white collars enjoy too. They brought up the standard of living for everyone.