So this semester I’m taking a gen ed in art, in this case it’s communications 150 which is the art of cinema. Honestly the class is fairly interesting, however it’s not the movies we have watch or the techniques we have learned about in the making of the a movie, but the professor himself. My professor is a very opinionated individual, and at the end of class every thursday, he shows us what he call his parting thought. His parting thoughts are generally in the for of a montage of video clips from the movie we watched that week and current issues we are facing in our country.
This week we had watch a movie dealing with mob controlled unions. His parting thought talked about how Americans today have no collective bargaining rights, and that what held people together in the work place, unions, are being destroyed by the republicans, who are portraying unions as evil. My mom being a school teacher, I am fairly familiar with how unions work, and I would have to agree with my professor that unions are an important part of a developed countries work force. Without a union workers would have almost no say in their safety, or other aspects of their employment. There would also be no force to fight back when issues are occurring. I feel unions serve an important role, and they should be preserved.