September 16, 2008

JT's anti-union editorial

Local conservative bloggers are hailing the JT for an anti-union editorial it ran in Sunday's paper. 
What the JT didn't mention in the editorial is that its corporate owner is stridently anti-union, and makes that fact well known to all of its employees. 


2 comments:

  1. Dustin,

    That was not an anti-union editorial.

    That was an editorial against a very bad law that would make the concept of the secret ballot obsolete.

    No where from that editorial did I get the feeling that the JT Editorial Board was anti-union, just opposed to that joke of a bill.

    Personally I do not believe it would stand a constitutional challenge on privacy concerns.

    What's your position on the issue?

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  2. StopthemadnessNOW9/16/2008 9:52 PM

    I don't understand the hullabaloo. This particular piece of legislation is dead. It might come back. Then again, it might not.

    The more interesting issue is whether anyone truly believes that organized labor can make much in the way of inroads in this day and age. A very, very low percentage of the U.S. workforce is now represented by organized labor. I'd argue that Bib Labor's demise is not due to federal labor laws (and court interpretations of same) as it is to massive indifference by workers. Plain and simple, few really give a damn enough to organize -- even if the process were simplified.

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