Labor violence has long, ignoble history

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: December 19, 2012

Union apologists will note that the history of labor strife is rife with violence inflicted on striking union members rather than by those members. This is true. Such violence led to laws increasing worker rights to organize.

As unions grew in strength, a tide turned and the balance was tipped toward labor. Efforts to restore some balance — such as right-to-work legislation — are being met with fierce resistance. When that resistance includes thuggery, labor has gone too far.

Public officials, starting with President Barack Obama, need to unequivocally state that union violence in any form is an unacceptable means of pursuing or opposing political change.


by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Rock band mistaken for terrorist group
  2. 2
    Dogs now allowed in this state's eateries
  3. 3
    This Is How The Rest Of The World Eats Corn On The Cob
  4. 4
    Tourists flock to Colorado to smoke legal weed
  5. 5
    College Freshman Impaled In The Neck By Golf Club In Frat House 'Freak Accident'
+ show more