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September 5, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Unions are there to help workers

Do union bashers ever think about why unions exist?

Years ago, my father worked for a non-union corporation, where he was required to go into work half day on Saturdays for no extra pay. When surrounding companies went union, his company stopped the Saturday practice. After that he was paid if he worked on a weekend.

My wife worked for a union utility in the transportation department. Every morning her desk was covered with black soot. The company would not rectify the situation. She and her fellow workers complained to the union. Within a few months she and her fellow union workers were in a much cleaner environment.

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