Author Archives: Tom the Printer

About Tom the Printer

I’m just a working guy who is now facing either (1) a career change or (2) early retirement after thirty-nine years in the printing trades. I’m not so different from you. Will I survive? Of course. Am I angry? You betcha, and so should you be.

We Didn’t Start This Class Warfare, but We Will Finish It

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We are the 99%!

For forty years I played by the rules: I went to work, paid my bills, kept up with technological changes in the trade, and even supported the family on my income alone for many years. I have no regrets, not … Continue reading

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Notes from the Scrap Heap: Hard Work and Heartbreak

The U.S. economy began to crash at the end of 2007. During the three years since then I’m not the first worker to lose his job, nor is my story any worse than thousands of others. Indeed, it was only … Continue reading

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