Did no one see the irony in this article? Could there possibly be a connection between the union takeover and the fact that J.P. Stevens now has essentially no manufacturing in the United States? So when Sally Fields tells her kids that she wants things to be better for them when they go to work in the mill, she actually ensures that there won't be a mill. And since the same thing has happened all over (got any General Motors stock?), about the best they can do is work at the 7-11. There's an improvement worth fighting for.
Unions once addressed an important need in this country, but they have long since become bloated parasites that suck the blood from the manufacturing sector. I can't wait for the sequel to this movie--you know, the one where the mill closes, Sally and her mom go on welfare, and the kids start having babies at 15. Now, there's human interest.
Arlington , VA
Nov 15 2008 - 10:25pm