Comment 121849

By Tybalt (registered) | Posted August 09, 2017 at 11:41:58 in reply to Comment 121848

If you can cite any counterexamples it would help rather than just asserting it isn't true.

A useful study to understand the pervasive labour effects of private operation and contracting is section 4 of In The Public Interest's 2016 privatization paper with lots of juicy research goodness through the footnotes: https://www.inthepublicinterest.org/wp-c...

Regarding your critique of the "us vs them" mentality of organized labour in seeking to protect their workers, that's what labour organizing is for: to promote the material interests of the workers. "Us vs. them" is entirely appropriate as a framework for the political activity of a union.

There is no "issue" that can be more important to a worker than the security and compensation of their job; in most cases it is what allows them to stay alive. There is no place for sanctimony about higher things in the face of this fundamental material question.

-Craig Burley

Comment edited by Tybalt on 2017-08-09 11:43:30

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