A Workers Point of view

I will be doing something a little different with this post. My daughter works on the assembly line at a local Stellantis plant. She is a member of the U.A.W. that is currently on strike. The company considers her a part-time worker even though she has worked a forty hour work week for the past four years. Worker greed has been the media focus for most of this strike, but the issues run so much deeper than an increase in pay. Seventy year old people are working in this industrial environment because they gave up their pensions to help the companies during the last economic down turn. Those conditions are the inspiration of this poem from a workers point of view.

There is no accounting for when and where inspiration strikes. My daughter Mary Lee (pen name) wrote this poem on her phone when the contract deadline passed. She attempted to capture the sights, sounds, and atmosphere with her words. I helped her put it into a free verse poetic form. She asked me to share it with my blog audience.

A free verse poem by Mary Lee and a workers point of view

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6 thoughts on “A Workers Point of view

  1. Mary’s done good work. Here and in her job. I think corporate greed is the issue. People need decent wages especially from people who can pay them. And people deserve pensions. Regards to Mother Jones.

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