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November 18, 2008 at 2:57 PM

State of the unions

Not so much

So Thomas Karwaki thinks that all Americans need a strong union to get ahead [“Bring in the unions,” Northwest Voices, Nov. 16]. The hilariously misnamed Employee Free Choice Act is not the way to go about doing that.

Karwaki fails to mention that the Free Choice Act also takes away an employee’s right to a secret ballot in electing whether or not to start a union at his or her workplace. But the bosses behind big labor would never resort to thugs to bring errant thinkers into line, right?

After all, that has never happened in the past.

By the way, what are three of the most heavily unionized areas in the U.S.? Autos, airlines and education. I rest my case.

— Brett Gaspers, Edmonds

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