John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I hope that everybody celebrates Labor Day. It took many years of hard work to establish our unions and our rights on the job. We now have unemplyment compensation, injury compensation, eight hour workday, sick leave, vacations. rights of protection on our jobs, overtime pay, and other such things. Thank our unions for fighting for our job rights. Take the time to thank our unions for doing such a great job of helping us. We don't want certain politicians from eliminating many of our rights such as the right to have a union, and equal pay for equal work with our women. Do you want to return to the 1880's and not have any unions or rights on our jobs? Do you want the boss to replace you because he does not like you? Do you want to be replaced if you are sick or injured? Do you want to have to pay for all of your doctor bills for on the job injurues? You can protect your rights by voting for politicians who will defend your right to have unions and equal pay for women. It is up to you if you want to return to the 1880's and have no rights or compensation on the job. Choose the person whom will protect your rights when you vote.