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October 30, 2008 at 3:50 PM

Boeing strike

Unions were for the old days

There’s no question unions were necessary when working conditions were deplorable.

However, allowing unions to strike against a company for their self-serving interests is archaic and our society shouldn’t tolerate this action any longer.

I don’t know if Boeing’s union-workers view themselves as team players, but they shouldn’t, since they take their ball and go home whenever they’re unhappy. After the strike, the union must work on repairing the damage it has caused.

Are these the actions of employees to be valued? Wouldn’t it be better if union employees focused on keeping a company competitive for everyone’s benefit?

— Conrad Rupp, Renton

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