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Bernie Sanders to Striking U.K. Rail Workers: “Our Job Is to Take on These Oligarchs”

HeadlineSep 02, 2022

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has joined a rally of striking British rail workers in London, saying workers need to stand together to fight against corporate greed and billionaires amassing more wealth. It’s the latest in a series of strikes impacting Britain’s transport network over the summer, with workers demanding better pay and working conditions in response to high inflation.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “What we have seen is a massive distribution of wealth going in exactly the wrong way. The middle class is shrinking, and the people on top are getting wealthier. Our job is to take on these oligarchs. And our job is to imagine a world of justice. It is not radical. It is not radical to say that every worker in the U.K. and in the United States is entitled to a decent standard of living. That’s not a radical idea.”

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, speaking in Britain. And tune in to our Labor Day show on Monday, when we bring you a Howard Zinn special, including a major address he gave at the University of Vermont, Burlington.

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