Unions - Extortionists and Bullies
In writing about the DSO labor strife, performance art critic Lawrence B. Johnson points out an important fact that too many people overlook - “Professional orchestras are highly unionized; any musician taking a replacement job risks career suicide.” While touting workers' “rights”, unions immorally threaten to deny these workers a livelihood if they refuse to play by their rules and deny individuals their right to negotiate freely. This reveals unions for what they are - extortionists and bullies.
[Letter to the Editor - The Detroit News. Submitted 02/22/2011.]