In response to Michael Scrimsher’s March 1 letter — you stated how unions no longer play a vital role in America and how “encouraging” it is to see workers “flushing” their unions. You then quoted unsubstantiated “facts” on job growth in right to work states versus states with closed shops.
Unions have fought for more than a century to secure laws protecting workers. Without unions fighting to protect those laws, how long do you think those laws will remain intact?
Still think we don’t need unions? Go turn the light switch on, then the water faucet, and finally turn on your irrigation water for your lawn. Ever wonder who built the power plant that produced the electricity that powers your lights? Ever wonder who built that water tower in your town that supplies your tap water? Ever wonder who built the dams that supply all the irrigation water to keep your lawn green?
Unions, that’s who. And ever wonder who trained all those workers to build, repair and maintain those power plants, water towers and dams? Unions, through their State Certified Apprenticeship Programs, that’s who.
Think right to work states are so great? Try living in one, or just say thanks.
Fred Rumsey, Pasco