Amazon Prime Day

FILE — Some workers, supporters and activists picket outside the Amazon fulfillment Center in Shakopee, Minn. on Monday, July 15, 2019. At the warehouse workers planned the strike to raise awareness for workers' conditions.

A successful nation has a strong working class

To the editor — Utter the word “socialism” in a group and some will rise in anger, not realizing that many battles were fought by workers tired of working six days a week, with no overtime pay, no days off, no paid vacation or sick leave, no disability compensation, no paid retirement, no Social Security and no medical insurance paid by the employer.

A successful nation has a strong working class. The United states proved it.

People with heavy responsibilities are entitled to larger profits from their work. But those who gorge themselves on an outrageous lifestyle need to share the profits with the workers who earned them!

YVETTE O. CHEVRET

Yakima