It's nice to celebrate our nation's independence, but when you think about it, what does that get us? A warm and fuzzy feeling? Niiiiice. But for those of us who have put in an entire career for some company only to be fired because we no longer fit, it doesn't mean jack! WE sure aren't independent. Independence needs to mean that we, the workers, have some control of our destiny. That doesn't mean letting some union represent us. It means standing up, being counted and representing ourselves. Until corporate America can be made to believe that the workers they seek are "collectively independent", we are captive to their whims and whimsies. Time to stand up folks. Organize ourselves. Don't rely on anyone to do it for us. Seek independence. SERVICE SEVERANCE MUST HAPPEN. There is a way!