Saturday, May 25, 2013 | 2 a.m.
Regarding Professor Dorian T. Warren’s op-ed piece, “Low-wage workers rebel against modern Gatsby”:
I find the opinion that participants want “a basic wage of $15 per hour and the right to form unions without corporate interference and intimidation” reflects the ideological pervasiveness of the liberal academe that is over-running major colleges and universities: Greedy corporations and entrepreneurs should give the masses what they want and allow them to unionize so they can continue to bleed you dry until you are forced to close shop.
Businesses cited by Warren give youths an opportunity to work and, perhaps, discover the possibilities that the businesses may offer them. These low-wage organizations were never meant to give adults the wherewithal to earn $15 to $20 an hour and unionization. Due to the economic downturn, these adults are being offered and are accepting jobs in these businesses to tide them over until they can find jobs in the adult workforce. Instead of protesting their employment and seeking unionism and higher wages, they should show gratitude to their employers for the opportunities to earn a wage.
The problem with academe studying this is that their liberal biases show through. No liberal academe would ever come down on the side of those offering employment to those who need some sustenance for their capability to survive the Obama economics of today. Gratitude and grace should be the bywords, not higher wages and unionism.