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Two Papers in One! NY Times, Union Buster

James Taranto 7 April 2009 No Comment


  • “The argument against unions–that they unduly burden employers with unreasonable demands–is one that corporate America makes in good times and bad. . . . There is a strong argument that the slack labor market of a recession actually makes unions all the more important. Without a united front, workers will have even less bargaining power in the recession than they had during the growth years of this decade, when they largely failed to get raises even as productivity and profits soared. If pay continues to lag, it will only prolong the downturn by inhibiting spending.”–editorial, New York Times, Dec. 28, 2008
  • “In a striking example of corporate hardball, the New York Times Co. has threatened to shut down one of its journalistic jewels, the Boston Globe, unless the New England paper’s unions agree to sweeping concessions.”–Washington Post, April 4, 2009

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