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Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

In a moving tribute to two sanitation drivers, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, who were crushed to death on the job in Memphis, TN, 50 years ago -- the catalyst for the subsequent famous sanitation strike by AFSCME workers there -- the City of Los Angeles led a moment of silence at the beginning of the City Council session today.