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September 7, 2020
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Today is Labor Day, which is sometimes jokingly described as the day when Americans honor workers by taking the day off work. I hope you enjoy the holiday with your family, and enjoy this special Labor Day edition of my newsletter.

These days, it’s easy for free-market conservatives to distrust labor unions because of their corrupt leaders or one-sided politics. For instance, Joe Biden wants to take the much-hated AB-5 law that was destroying California’s gig economy nationwide because that would greatly empower labor unions while harming individual workers who have benefited from the freedoms offered by new innovative technologies to create their own jobs and pick their working hours.

But Labor Day reminds us of that historic era when unions were more interested in protecting workers than in protecting the jobs of union bosses and Democrats. Labor Day observances unofficially began around the turn of the 20th century as a celebration of the union movement, which was fighting truly dangerous and exploitative working conditions, not to mention violent strike-busting tactics. Those kinds of conditions are not beneficial to labor or management.

Workers who get good pay, reasonable hours and a safe workplace are motivated to work harder and make their employers profitable. America’s prosperity and world leader status were the result of shared benefits between labor and management. Recruiting good employees, treating them well, and giving them a stake in the outcome is good business. When labor and management are partners, everyone wins: stockholders, management, workers, and most importantly, consumers.

Before the Chinese unleashed a virus that knocked the wind out of our economy, President Trump wasn't just helping to bring back jobs, but the strong job market and record low unemployment meant companies had to offer higher pay and more benefits to attract good workers. That's how getting government out of the way of job creation benefits everyone. It can come back just as quickly, if the voters don't fall for lies from the proponents of big government and vote against their best interests.

So business owners, value your workers. Workers, treat management as your partner in success. And slackers, goldbricks and goof-offs, please go work for a company that’s already on the decline, so you can just go down together.

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  • Robert Carter

    09/11/2020 04:41 PM

    FYI
    On 9/10, there was a report out of UCLA Medical center in Westwood, CA, noting that the virus may have arrived earlier than commonly announced; they have a flu-related population every year at the hospital there, but last December, there was a three-fold number of "flu-like" symptom cases, compared to the typical number of cases. Non one had heard of the COVI-19 strain at that time, so patients were assessed and treated pretty much in line with the known strains.

  • elizabeth

    09/08/2020 03:45 PM

    Do you really think the Chinese government started this? Don't you think all governments got together and agreed to have this virus be the cause of everyone separating themselves from each other? Have you seen the information on the 95 mask? it says that these do not prevent any viruses? Have you seen the information that a mask only is able to protect you from 9 Micron plus and that every virus or at least the covid is .1 micron that means the mask would have to be 90 times more effective than it is at present? Do you think it's getting people to be more afraid of each other and not communicating with others so there is a breakdown of relations? Do we realize that we are not an island unto ourselves and that we must be connected with all of our family and all of our community to be able to survive at any time? Do we realize United We Stand and divided we fall? I don't hear people talking about Solutions and I wonder why...do you know why? Do you think we are too focused on what the problems are and repeating them over and over rather than to be focused on creating the solutions? Anyone who would like to be a part of a community that is not political but is one of being awake aware but yet not impatient or judgemental of anyone else because we are not all going to share every idea to have the same viewpoint... then please email: [email protected] and introduce yourself. I'll be happy to call you if you're interested and tell me your three or four or five areas of expertise. Certainly interested in men who know how to build a house, a greenhouse or an under the Earth tunnel for temperature control, men who know how to take care of animals, fix cars, bikes, Etc. thanks.

  • elizabeth

    09/08/2020 03:38 PM

    Do you really think the Chinese government started this? Don't you think all governments got together and agreed to have this virus be the cause of everyone separating themselves from each other? Have you seen the information on the 95 and mass and it says that these nuts do not prevent any viruses? Have you seen the information that a mess only is able to protect you from 9 Micron and that every virus or at least the old is point one micron that means the mass would have to be 90 times more effective than it is at present? You think the depth and getting people to be more afraid of each other and not communicating with others so that there is a breakdown of relations? Do we realize that we are not an island unto ourselves and that we must be connected with all of our family and all of our community to be able to survive at any time? You realize United We Stand and divided we fall? I don't hear people thinking about Solutions and I wonder why do you know why? Do you think we are too focused on what the problems are and repeating them over and over rather than to be focused on creating the solutions? Anyone would like to be a part of a community that is not political but is one of being awake aware but yet not impatient or judgemental of anyone else because we are not all going to share every idea to have the same viewpoint on it... then please email feminine athletes at gmail.com and introduce yourself. I'll be happy to call you if you're interested and tell me you are three or four or five areas of expertise. Certainly interested in men who know how to build a house a greenhouse a an under the Earth tunnel for temperature control men who know how to take care of animals fix cars bikes Etc thanks.

  • RW

    09/08/2020 08:44 AM

    We are a democracy we’re freedom of speech and the lawful right to assemble is stated in a constitution. Even communists / anarchist enjoy this right by using violence and fear and destruction which not stated in the constitution.

    Bearing arms is the right to protect not the right to kill. It seems common sense , common courtesy is now missing by the revolting vacuum being created by power hungry people.

    As a nation we need to turn the vacuum on to such evil and discard it from our boarders .

  • Leopoldo R Gutierrez

    09/08/2020 08:09 AM

    Dear Mike:
    Please push to make this comment available to our top politicians; mailing ballots to all registered voters is not the problem if they are checked when mailed back; assign dropping boxes and monitor them assuring that every person drops only one ballot and not bringing many at a time. If mailing back through the regular mail, monitor the source looking for multiple unusual volume to avoid the "harvesting".
    Thanks Mike and get ready for 2024.

  • Carol Mathews

    09/08/2020 12:44 AM

    My husband was a welder, my father Railroad and both were union, however, they were and are Republicans. The union bosses and CEOs always vote and promote Democrat's but many of the men do not fall for those lies and empty promises. The unions have served a good purpose but they have also done harm and they do not represent all the men and some women evenly. We did not always get a lot on the hip but we were always fortunate to have good insurance, holidays and vacation time.

  • Daniel Tsukamoto

    09/08/2020 12:29 AM

    I work at Wal Mart full-time. Unfortunately, this company does not provide a day off for labor day. Like Wal Mart, all employers are not perfect. At the same time, having a job is a blessing, knowing that I am able to pay my bills. As to enjoying family time, not possible for me after my dad passed away. My sister and her husband are missionaries in Argentina. My mom is the only parent I have now. My great-nieces are in KY and NC with their parents.

  • Nancy Jones

    09/07/2020 10:02 PM

    Amen, Mr. Huckabee!

  • Carl T Smith

    09/07/2020 09:26 PM

    I almost shut down the Electric Boat Co in New London CT. in 1960 because as the Navy INSPECTOR during the Nuclear Power plant install, I picked up a piece of 1/2" SS pre-bent piping that was being installed by ( two Welders, two shipfitters, two firewatchers, two QA Inspectors and two laggers) that took their Lunch break , after a 30 minute Coffee Break, that all required suiting out for a "Clean Area" ( 15 minutes)! I was watching this cluster and when they went to lunch I picked up the pipe and without breaking the 'Clean seal' just took a "Will it Fit Look?" and the weld bosses were prepped and the Pipe Hangers were installed. I took my 15-minute break for a sandwich and upon return, the SHOP STEWARD was waiting to see Who the Culprit was that MOVED the pipe? I had to Play the stooge and Apologize to the assembled shipyard workers for "INTERFERRING WITH UNION LABOR".
    Fast forward to about 1990 and I was the lead mechanic at a "Right to Work" State and the Maintenance Dept. was the Final DUMPING ground for people with 'SENIORITY" had been shuffled thru all the other departments and found wanting to even CLEAN UP. I had to have mechanical, electrical, and PLC skills and this person made the same money I did BECAUSE he had SENIORITY.
    So It's NOT Just Govt. that hires and cannot fire incompetent morons!
    Happy Labor Day to the TRUE WORKERS that make America Great.

  • Bob Igou

    09/07/2020 04:56 PM

    I’m retired now but I spent many years as a journeyman pressman for a major city newspaper. I remember the day as a young man that my mentor and work companion older guy put his arm around my shoulders and said, “Son these are new computers for the press and you have to learn them to work in the future.” It was years later that as a “union elected board member” I was pushed out and watched as they destroyed the union. Decided to retire early to not have to watch. Our children will never know what it was like. I hope that Trump saving jobs and seeing that companies pay and treatment for workers rights will prevail as the way of the future from now. Thank you for your leadership. I enjoy everything you say!

  • George Reynolds

    09/07/2020 04:52 PM

    Gov. Huckabee, what safeguard is there to keep a mail-in voter from going to the polls physically and voting a second time?

  • Steven J Fuller

    09/07/2020 02:24 PM

    Unions HAD a time and a place of need in our country, that time has passed. Unions i.e. "bosses" became became swelled up with "self importance, greed and underhanded activities" ... they are responsible for driving OUT so many companies/industries/manufacturing plants to other countries. They have turned from benefactor to parasite. Time to GO!!!!

  • Kathie Mason

    09/07/2020 01:50 PM

    If Biden cares about rule of law and against senseless destruction of life, limb, and property why doesn’t he call for democratically run cities to take control. Prosecute so consequences. They don’t as too expensive.

  • Judith smith

    09/07/2020 01:45 PM

    I have a question, i do not know who to ask. Hopefully, you can herlp.
    Seems to me, it would be GREAT to have the Washington Memorial taken down, due to it’s evil origins, and what it actually represents. Why is it not a good thing to let it go? (Let them destroy their own “alters.)
    Along with it why not Let them destroy the Statue of Liberty. Like tearing down alters to “Baal”. . .

  • Norma Barth

    09/07/2020 12:56 PM

    My husband started a tech company 55 years ago and worked day and night to keep it going and he has succeeded. It doesn’t happen by itself, it takes dedication, hard work and an understanding family. Our employees have stuck with us, the majority over 20 years and we are grateful. They have just received large bonuses. God has always been the center of our business, that’s why it has been successful. ??

  • Roger Davenport

    09/07/2020 12:49 PM

    Appreciate your articles sta strong and courageous

  • Robert Mahutga

    09/07/2020 12:13 PM

    I love watching your show, You are a true patriot and may GOD and Jesus bless you and your family.

  • Kimberly Taylor

    09/07/2020 12:05 PM

    Please reconsider your thoughts on vaccines! When you have had a child have an adverse reaction to a vaccine and then do lots of research about them, you too will be an "anti-vaxxer"! If we truly trust God with our salvation, I believe we can trust Him with our immune systems way more than political big pharma scientists! Are you aware that they use aborted baby parts to make vaccines??? Please do some research and do not lump those who oppose vaccines with not being intelligent as you did on Fox & Friends. You can gain great information at https://thetruthaboutvaccines.com/ and https://vaxxter.com/ and you can also check out Dr Rashid Buttar Dr Carrie Madej on youtube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkq1hPqetgY&feature=youtu.be ) I have many many more sources for you ---please check out thetruthaboutvaccines.com right away! You can be a voice for those who do not want aborted baby tissue injected in our bodies!

  • Larry Fiser

    09/07/2020 11:43 AM

    Mike, since the presidential race is a federal government race, why doesn’t President Trump issue an executive order requiring in-person or absentee voting only ?

  • Cathey Andersen

    09/07/2020 11:32 AM

    I work for Envoy Airlines, the commuter airlines for American Airlines. I’ve been employed for 25 years with them and I’m now a shop steward for our CWA union. Being that I work at LAX, I now get the Living Wage Order, so one paid $22.05 a hour.
    I’m very blessed with that wage.
    The union is fighting for better wages for my coworkers across the US who our company pays some as little as 10.90 per hour.
    We needed a union.
    Thank you for being someone we can trust.

  • Phillip Ridenour

    09/07/2020 11:13 AM

    Excellent commentaries, Governor. As much as I like Rush Limbaugh (and I pray for his recovery) sometimes he can be a little strident. Your essays are always thoughtful, intelligent, on point and leavened with humor. Thank you for all you do.

  • Nancy McNeely

    09/07/2020 11:08 AM

    Bless all the people who assist and help in any way towards the organization of the MDA.

  • Stephen H. Thomas

    09/07/2020 10:23 AM

    You wrote, "Workers who get good pay, reasonable hours and a safe workplace are motivated to work harder and make their employers profitable."
    You talk a lot about the left living in a bubble. That statement is pretty bubble headed because it is my experience that those "workers" you refer to are never motivated by anything except payday. There are exceptions, but, precious few. It is also my experience that these "workers" always perform to the minimums and giving that minimum effort to extract as much payday as possible. Now, Gov. Huckabee... that's reality.

  • William Fuhrer

    09/07/2020 09:59 AM

    SHOULDN'T WE ALL SEEK THE TRUTH? Isn't there some way we can challenge all media to seek and tell the truth. It is getting near crunch time

  • Art Holland

    09/07/2020 08:53 AM

    1) After the government shut down FauXci’s bio-weaponing of sars+mers+covid on top (or whatever the 3 were) he took the research +$3.7M and sent it to Wuhan for them to finish and release on the world thus proving his “prophetic” Jan 2017 claim we’d have a pandemic in 2020 thus granting the Demmunist wish for a recession so they’d be able to beat Trump come Nov 2020.

    2) Nobody, except for our President, has earned a celebratory day off this year, especially the traitorous Demmunists, as since they’ve already had the whole damn year off so far screaming for more welfare so they can take next year off, too!

    3) NO more (welfare) stimulus, best stimulus ever is still good old fashioned dirty sweaty work!