Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Thursday, December 19, 2002

New Union Leader, Not Exactly Great for Image

Obviously, not all unions or all union leaders are bad, but you still see stories that make you just stop and wonder, why? The Herald Tribune in Southwest Florida ran the AP's story of the election for International Longshoremen's Local 1408. The newly elected pres, will take office the day before his scheduled court hearing on a felony witness tampering charge. The case he allegedly 'tampered' with, involved the trial of his brother, who was sentenced to life for rape and armed kidnapping. In the union's defense, at least it was a close election, 350-331.

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