RE: Technical Writing Union

Subject: RE: Technical Writing Union
From: "Nora Merhar" <nmerhar -at- charlesindustries -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 10:44:21 -0600

I know this is off-topic, but when I think of union members on strike, I
think of violence and death threats against the UNION members (my
grandfather was a coal miner). Unions did a lot of good for workers in this
country. That they have their less savory side is true of everything.


> I think this sentiment is due, in part, to the perception here in the US
> that unions are associated with organized crime, and with illegal
> activities
> on the part of members. For instance, when most Americans think of union
> members on strike, I 'd wager they think of violence and death-threats
> directed against those who "cross the picket-line." I don't know how
> accurate this perception is, but I think the perception exists. I gather
> this is not the case in the UK?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: pkingston -at- nomadsoft -dot- co -dot- uk [SMTP:pkingston -at- nomadsoft -dot- co -dot- uk]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 11:17 AM
> > To: TECHWR-L
> > Subject: Re: Technical Writing Union
> >
> >
> > I must admit, I find this anti-union sentiment from across the water
> > fascinating. Is there any historical reason for this with respect to
> > Technical Communications?
> >
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> >
> >
> > Peter Kingston>

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