Monday, March 12, 2012

News flash: Gazette publishes pro-labor piece

Harold Eisenstein apparently feels the same way about the Schenectady Daily Gazette's anti-union bent as I do. Eisenstein is a Schenectady attorney and longtime labor activist who has never been afraid to challenge the newspaper — or anyone else — who champions policies and positions that would curtail the rights of working people, be they in the private- or public-sector.

Eisenstein took on the Gazette yesterday, right on the front page of the paper's Opinion section. In an op-ed headlined, "Editorial, opinion piece attack unions and worker rights," Eisenstein disemboweled an argument for right-to-work legislation (made in a commentary published on Feb. 26) and upended a tired, old editorial stance calling for the repeal of New York's Triborough Amendment. His "Viewpoint" was thoughtful, thorough and right on point.

Here's a link to the Eisenstein piece. The Gazette requires a log-in to its website so you may or may not be able to access it. But it's worth a try if you believe that working men and women need respect and security during these difficult economic time.

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