Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 | 2:02 a.m.
Regarding the Aug. 22 article “Unions hunting for fountain of youth,” I first became aware of trade unions at age five in London. The coal miners were on strike (again) and the “brothers and sisters” in the power plants supplying the nation’s electricity had “come out in sympathy.”
My grandparents, parents, older sister and I sat in our house in winter, with no light and no coal to put on the fire. Tons of coal sat in the rail yards but intimidating picket lines prevented anyone from getting to it.
That was unions then, and by their actions rather than their words, I believe they’re the same now. If you don’t join, they will do whatever they can to damage your employer’s business and your job security until you bend your knee.