Saturday, September 20, 2003

and i thought steve was just anti-union

check out steve greenhouse's glowing article on recent union settlements around the country this week. compare this to his other article in today's ny times about the yale labor settlement.

first of all, there are the titles:

In Latest Contracts, Labor Uses New Strategy [give in to big business] vs.
Price of Labor Peace

Apparently, while the UAW and labor unions around the country settled for wage freezes in contracts with companies like GE, one of the wealthiest companies in the world, the yale unions just asked for too much, despite president levin's assurance:

"These are contracts that we can handle, or we wouldn't have entered into them."

wake up, steve. yale was underpaying it's workers and screwing them on pensions. they finally put forth a fair offer after two years of negotiations and two strikes. as a non-profit institution, yale should be providing its workers with the best contracts it can afford.

i guess, at the end of the day, greenhouse is anti-union, if it means that the union has to stand up and fight to get wages and benefits that its employees deserve and to ensure the continued creation of good jobs in the workplace.


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