As workers, we are on our own. We cannot outsource our responsibilities. What is happening to us is blatant provocation. If we do not unite and fight back against the capitalist onslaught, we are doomed as workers and we deserve our misery.
By excluding jobs held by black and brown workers from basic worker protections, the Fair Labor Standards Act, adopted decade ago during the New Deal, injected institutional racism into a federal wage and hour law.