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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Union man

MAYNARD

Maynard resident Brian Whitney, responding to Robert Kuttner's Aug. 19 op-ed piece, suggests in a Letter to the Editor today that people should consider whether stores are unionized when they buy their products.

"We need to take pride on those occasions that we find ourselves having to pay a few dollars more for something that was produced and distributed by a business that respects its workers," he wrote.

"As workers we embrace the ideas of union membership, access to quality and affordable healthcare, and guaranteed pensions. As consumers, we should also embrace the businesses we frequent that offer these same opportunities to their employees."

-- Erica Tochin


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