Written by James J. Di Maio, MD Friday, 15 January 2010 00:00
Laborers Local 66 is currently protesting in front of Holy Rood Cemetery and have their usual inflatable enormous rat right across from the entrance so that those visiting loved ones buried there can see this pathetic little demonstration as they enter and leave.
I am not a bit surprised by the arrogance displayed by the union official who made the decision to put a rat balloon in front of a Catholic cemetery around Christmas time. It is consistent with the thuggish behavior that I have seen union leaders demonstrate in the past. If union bosses want to reinforce their image, which is that of goons and thugs who use intimidation and threats instead of honest debate and discussion, then I think they should continue to protest at the cemetery.
As time goes on, the impression Americans have of union leadership will get lower and lower, and the number of people who respect them and listen to them will continue to approach zero.
James J. Di Maio, MD