The weakest link

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Hollie Newton
Jun 7, 2014

 

50 years ago, 1964: Picketers continued their two-week patrol of Hills Department Store. One woman said she would keep marching "until I drop." The union filed a charge of unfair practices with the National Labor Relations Board in Cleveland.

25 years ago, 1989: Cedar Point's new Magnum XL 200 roller coaster was shut down while workers tried to determine what caused its lift chain to break. The 1,000-foot-long chain which hauled cars to the top of the 201-foot hill, broke, temporarily stranding passengers.

10 years ago, 2004: A Sandusky woman accidentally stabbed herself when she saw a mouse on her kitchen floor, according to Sandusky police. She was cutting something in the kitchen when the mouse startled her. She jumped and stabbed herself in the leg.

Comments

Keep Focused

The day where you try to disrupt or hurt your employer to advance your own situation is past. Even in the "60's" it didn't make sense.

"50 years ago, 1964: Picketers continued their two-week patrol of Hills Department Store."

AJ Oliver

Hey Mr. Keep - Were it not for the labor movement, you would have neither an eight hour day, or even a weekend. Not to mention no child labor laws. The fate of the US middle class is declining right along with organized labor - and that is no accident. "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." - Frederick Douglass

Donegan

Organized labor is to busy selling out its members for political stock to actually care about the middle class. They have out lived their usefulness and should be thrown in the dust bin of history as just another special interest group bilks their members of cash while donating millions to the already rich.

Keep Focused

AJ. - Your point is made. There always has to be balance between conflicting interests, but good judgement always has to be present.

Just ask yourself how many people get hurt (loose their job, factory closure, etc) when "Power" causes people to make impractable "demands". 90% pay for being laid-off comes to mind.

Common sense + good judgement + information need to carry the moment.

Every strike vote and picketing has been based on emotion and a feeling of power, as in "we will show them". Impatience and lack of preperation is usually mixed in there also.

Disruption and self-distruction usually has a bad result.

I just wanted to make a point also.