Labor Day not the time to publish anti-union op-ed submission

To the Editor:

I feel compelled to comment on your Labor Day editorial attacking unions. My dear grandmother never tired of telling me that there is a time and a place for everything. With that in mind, I would suggest thinking more carefully about your editorial choices on holidays.

One need not run a pro-union editorial on Labor Day to honor working people. One could write about the heroic accomplishments of those who built America. Why not honor those who built our roads, bridges, water treatment plants, railroads, mines, oil rigs, ports, houses, schools, post offices, factories, or skyscrapers. You could have honored the workers who grow our food or process it into what we eat, or those who teach our children, or care for us when we are sick or old. On Labor Day you could have honored workers and the dignity of labor.

Instead, you chose to run a polemical and mean-spirited screed against unions.

So I remind us all what my grandmother told me so many times all those years ago: Jeffrey, she would say, there is a time and a place for everything. And the Marshall Independent on Labor Day is neither the time nor the place to run the anti-labor vitriol of Mark Mix, or those who share his union busting agenda.

Jeff Kolnick



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