They were each born into poverty six months and a hundred miles apart.
Nearly 200 people gathered at the Urban Horticulture Center to honor George Tony Starkovich for his lifelong work as a union organizer, an activist for jobs, peace, and equality. Starkovich died February 26 at age 91.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan proclaimed it was "Morning in America." But many of us knew that in reality he was ramrodding wage-cut policies that busted unions, undermined New Deal programs, and deregulated the banks and corporations.