Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I heart Roger Toussaint

He sounded fierce at his press conference not too long ago. He especially gets points for bringing up the issue of lack of maternity leave for female workers.

Oh and hello Wall Street Journal Readers


Anonymous Iris said...

It's really pissing me off, how the media is so focused on portraying TWU as the evil ones, while hardly mentioning the issues. They don't, for example, mention that some jobs (like cleaners) that used to be a starting point for those who want to work for the MTA are now filled by people on welfare- who are not paid for it. This strike is also setting the tone for future negotiations with city workers (and private, for that matter).

12/21/2005 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this whole thing is awful! Toussaint and the TWU are fighting for legitimate concerns especially maternity leave, and the media and others are portraying them as greddy and selfish. I hope they continue and they get the message across that these are not minor issues and that its unfair to expect people to work w/o contracts or fair compensations!

12/21/2005 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger fiercelyfab said...

People even in the blogosphere claiming liberal thoughts are saying the demands are greedy...

Maybe they are pissed cause they have to walk even more now--like a lot more and it's messing with their liberal worldviews on quality of life and lesser working lives, and maternity leaves...maybe I don't know.

12/22/2005 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Greg said...

I received this quote in an e-mail from my Dad today that I just had to share.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
~H. L. Mencken

Correct my if I'm wrong, but I believe that the same could be said for the Local TWU 100 President, Roger Toussaint.

12/22/2005 06:46:00 AM  

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