Jay Timmons, executive vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), tells senators he’s of labor union roots, but enough is enough.
“I have never met a man for whom I have more respect and admiration than my grandfather, who was a proud union member at the local paper mill in southern Ohio where I grew up. Most of my extended family and many friends possessed a union card,” Mr. Timmons informs Capitol Hill in a letter.
But “in the early part of the last century, pay was inequitable, working conditions were unhealthful and workers had no rights to grievance or bargain.”
Today, the need for unionization “has diminished substantially as employers— particularly manufacturers — foster positive employee relations and understand that these relationships should be conducted in a spirit of mutual respect and fairness.”
Mr. Timmons’ letter follows the recently introduced Employee Free Choice Act, which he calls “one of the most direct threats to economic growth and job retention and creation,” including barring employees from using secret ballot voting when deciding whether to join a union. all over again about former Vice President Al Gore’s red-meat diet.
We wrote last year when PETA said the meat industry is the leading source of greenhouse gas emissions, and Mr. Gore’s “asteak-or-more-a-day habit isn’t helping.”
“Mr. Gore’s own addiction to meat is adding to the very crisis he’s devoting his life to stopping,” noted PETA Vice President Bruce Friedrich.
A United Nations report confirms that raising animals for food generates about 40 percent more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars, trucks, ships and planes in the world combined. PETA says a meat-based diet causes eight times more greenhouse gas emissions than a vegetarian diet.
Now, the animal rights group has filed an application with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in support of a new domain: OffsetAlGore.eco.
It would seek to make people aware of the harm Mr. Gore is personally causing to the environment.