Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Irony and the AMFA

From an AFL-CIO member in the Star-Tribune (registration required):
"I'm proud to be with an AFL-CIO union supporting your strike," (Sandra) Sherman told the crowd. "This is a fight for all working-class people across the country and the world."

The group picketed the Radisson on the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus, chanting "Scab Go Home," in reference to the Northwest replacement mechanics.
No Sandra, YOU are instigating a fight AMONG the working class. No one is disrespecting your RIGHT to stand united as union members. However, the least that the AMFA and its allies can do is respect the choice that the replacement workers have made to perform labor outside of a union.