Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Who’s More Valuable – a Union Busting Lawyer or a Union Worker? | gadflyonthewallblog

Who’s More Valuable – a Union Busting Lawyer or a Union Worker? | gadflyonthewallblog:

Who’s More Valuable – a Union Busting Lawyer or a Union Worker?

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There he was standing in front of me in line.
New gray pinstriped suit. Silk red Armani tie. White button down shirt so bleached it hurt my eyes.
We were waiting to board our plane to take us to Houston. Me, a public school teacher. Him, a union busting lawyer.
I was on my way to an education and civil rights summit. He was going to an annual lawyers conference, one of many he attends each year.
I got all this information not from talking to the guy. He was jovial enough but he just couldn’t contain his backstory to a single audience. He was in the mood to talk to anybody and everybody as we waited for the stewardess to tell us it was okay to board.
He spent most of his time talking with two representatives of the natural gas industry who had visited my home of Pittsburgh to invest in our rich deposits of Marcellus shale – and incidentally poison our environment. He also joked with Who’s More Valuable – a Union Busting Lawyer or a Union Worker? | gadflyonthewallblog:

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