by Cynthia McCabe | February 14, 2012
For every Bill O’Reilly out to bash America’s working-class men and women, there’s an Ed Schultz ready to turn his cameras on their plight. Today, on Valentine’s Day, America’s workers can show a little love in return.
Why not tweet a Valentine’s message thanking Schultz or his MSNBC colleague Rev. Al Sharpton for their broadcast work on behalf of the American working class? Night after night they focus on the fight for collective bargaining, privatization schemes and how income inequality wallops the 99%.
The Ed Show and PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton have had a profound impact on the national narrative about workers’ rights and the 99% in the past year. That dates back to Schultz airing his show live from Madison, Wis., during the February 2011 protests, and includes his recent work in Ohio during the fight against Senate Bill 5.
Bloggers Laura Clawson at Daily Kos and Kenneth Quinnell at Crooks & Liars are also doggedly covering the labor movement and organizing campaigns. Bookmark them and pay a daily visit. Share and tweet their blog posts to your own social networks.
And if you forgot to make dinner reservations for tonight, why not make up for it by getting your significant other a subscription to the print editions of Mother Jones or The Nation, two publications that tirelessly report on labor and economic justice? Or pick up a copy of Nation writer John Nichols’ new book, Uprising, about the Wisconsin protests galvanizing the American working class. For less than $10 to $32, those gifts are a heck of a lot cheaper than a dozen roses.