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LABOR: Union jobs provide better pay, benefits

Letter by Theodore M. Riedle III, Tacoma on June 28, 2013 at 10:40 am with No Comments »
June 28, 2013 11:25 am

Re: “Washington’s workers deserve to know what rights they have” (Viewpoint, 6-28).

Maxford Nelsen’s article got me going. The worker has a right to choose to work at a union-negotiated job or at one that is not unionized. Most would join the union for the benefits and good wages.

My union gives to political organizations that further its agenda; so do business interests. Nelsen’s statement, “Unions are political animals,” should have also stated, “So is business.” They all contribute to political organizations to further their agendas.

I’m retired and still pay dues (my choice) for those supporting a better life with a working wage. I wouldn’t be where I’m at if it weren’t for my union brothers and sisters, whether I agreed with them or not.

I vote my ballot; the union only makes recommendations.

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