Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sikorsky workers on strike

Okay look. If the most heavily government subsidized industry in modern times can't afford to provide benefits to its workers, it's seriously time to make this a nationalized program. The fact that the Teamsters were forced out on strike over this is a hugely underreported story. Forget mom and pops stores. Forget school districts like the ones I deal with. Forget Wal-Mart.

This is a fabulously wealthy sector of the economy, which owes its existence to the federal government. And it still doesn't want to provide the basic option for its workers to protect their families without going into penury.


And on that note, one of the founders of the Teamsters passed away this weekend.

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