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UNION: ‘Complainers’ paved the way for safe, humane jobs

Letter by William F. Johnston, Tacoma on Feb. 11, 2011 at 4:45 pm | 18 Comments »
February 14, 2011 9:55 am

Re: “Complainers should face reality” (letter, 2-11).

Those union “complainers” at Tacoma General Hospital are just like the union complainers who griped about the 14-hour work day and the 10-year-old kids working in the factories and mines. They probably are the same kind of union members who complained when workers were routinely killed on the job because there were no safety laws. Not only were they complainers but lazy as well because they “demanded” the weekend and holidays off.

I shall side with the “complainers” who have done so much in the past to establish the safe well-paid jobs many of us enjoy today.

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