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Fix real problems

Published: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Scott Reeder, it’s only been in the past 10 years or more that the unions have asked for a small amount of money from their workers to lobby for better working conditions.

There have been lobbyists in government for decades supplied with money from big business trying to shortchange, decrease health care, and take away a safe working environment.

Isn’t that what Hay Market Square was all about? Don’t you see how they needed to be more proactive in today’s world?

You are right in saying the unions are shrinking, That is a sad state of affairs when you consider all the training and experience a union member has to have to keep his job. More and more, I see people in jobs with no knowledge or experience, muddling through at the expense of all of us when the job could of been completed more efficiently, with higher quality, and safer.

Please don’t misunderstand me and think that I don’t realize that the unions don’t have their own problems and fat cats. Why don’t we all start working toward fixing the real problems – our state and federal government?

We all need to be a lot more proactive if it’s going to be fixed.

John Martin

Fox River Grove

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