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Thursday, July 12, 2007

AZ grocer stands up to UFCW bullies

Regarding "Bashas' CEO vows to keep up fight against union efforts" (Business, Tuesday): Hooray for Eddie Basha as he stands firm against unions who, for the second time in as many weeks, have shown us that they will resort to intimidation and strong-arm tactics in a shameful attempt to grow and/or maintain their dwindling membership. Unions have tried but failed to push Congress to do away with secret ballot elections. Unions that once spent their memberships' money fighting oppressive labor tactics now spend it on buying off politicians and pushing themselves on workers who don't want to join their ranks. It sounds like a legalized pyramid scheme to me.

- Rick Carlson, Goodyear