A prop point, clarified

In an otherwise informative article on the vote by the Sequim City Council to reject Proposition 1 and Proposition 2, anti-union measures, I was misquoted.

In an otherwise informative article on the vote by the Sequim City Council to reject Proposition 1 and Proposition 2, anti-union measures, I was misquoted.

I did not say that the city council “railroaded” these measures with their unanimous vote against them.

I said I was proud of the city council for standing up against the rightwing Freedom Foundation as it seeks to railroad them into law in Sequim.

The city commissioners of Shelton, too, voted unanimously against identical efforts to railroad these measures into law.

Railroading is a way of life for these bullies. They enjoy unlimited “dark money” from the billionaire Koch Brothers of Kansas. Their crony, Shawn Newman, is the lawyer in a lawsuit against Sequim seeking to force Proposition 1 and Proposition 2 onto the November ballot.

Yes, I am very proud that our city council defended a precious right that workers fought for and sometimes died to win: the right to join a union and to bargain with their employer.

Millions of workers in our country enjoy living wages, health care, paid vacations, defined pensions, the right to grieve against arrogant and unfair corporate bosses because of unions.

The minions of greed are determined to strip us of these rights, to force all workers to toil at starvation wages. They wrap themselves in deceitful phrases — “freedom” and “Right to Work” — as they pick our pockets and laugh all the way to the bank.

Tim Wheeler

Sequim

 

More in Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor — Aug. 8, 2018

‘Resounding no’ on Carlsborg proposal This is a letter referring to an… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — Aug. 1, 2018

Get out the vote, and vote for Wilke I want to encourage… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 25, 2018

Fireworks restrictions make sense Presently Clallam County has no restrictions on the… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 18, 2018

Keep fireworks tradition alive in Clallam I am a resident of Sequim… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 11, 2018

Law-breakers should be ‘shown the door’ Ah, good old Bertha Cooper never… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — July 4, 2018

No true consensus on Sequim fireworks ban Well, if the city councilors… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — June 27, 2018

Politics, poorly played The present events at our southern border causes one… Continue reading

Letters to the editor

Fireworks ban is a wise move We are writing to let you… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — June 13, 2018

A vote for Neupert Dave Neupert needs your vote in the August… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — June 6, 2018

Showing victims may change discourse It is time we show photos of… Continue reading

Letters to the editor — May 23, 2018

Another traffic solution Instead of Clallam County spending tens of thousands of… Continue reading

Developer looks to bring 103 homes to Brownfield Road

Plans are tentatively coming before City of Sequim officials to consider a… Continue reading