Re: “Wurts mislabeled by opponent” (letter, 8-12).
It’s nice to know that a member of the Lakewood Police Independent Guild thinks his organization is different than a “union.” Can someone explain to me the difference?
In Lakewood, the police officers are “represented” by a “guild.” That is not a stand-alone organization like the original medieval guilds of artisans or merchants that organized (uh, oh – “organize” is a union word) to maintain the standards of their craft. The police guild in Lakewood has a written legal contract with the city that spells out the working conditions, pay, benefits and more.
The other employees are organized (uh, oh – there’s that union word again) and “represented” by a union. They, too, have a legal written contract that spells out the working conditions, pay, benefits and more.
Can someone also tell me the difference between a fiddle and a violin?