Sep 122013

To the Editor:
As one of your readers, I noticed the article on U.S. Catholic bishops praising unions (8/29/13). President Franklin Roosevelt advocated for private unions and I agree. However, he thought public unions were a threat to good government service (July, August 1937). Public unions advocate for laws that are beneficial to their own interests, not the needs of the general public.
There are major differences between public and private unions which were not addressed by the bishops or the editorial.
John Freeland
Mount Pleasant

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