Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Waste Management strike leaves trash all over Seattle
Failed to do the story justice
Since the garbage strike began, I have been waiting for the usual Seattle Times anti-labor editorial — and there it was today [“This strike stinks,” Opinion, August 1]. I agree that this is a stinky mess and I am truly sorry for all the people suffering as a result, but The Times’ editorial does not do justice to the story.
According to too many of The Times’ editorials in the last several years, the working stiffs in the Puget Sound area are way overpaid. Why not comment on the absurdly high salary that the Waste Management CEO is raking in? Is he not also a “quasi-public employee”?
The Times probably thinks that its editorial was evenhanded, by spanking both the company and the union. I strongly suggest that the editorial board do some soul-searching.
How about The Seattle Times running an investigative report on companies that are using the bad economy and the “aren’t-you-lucky-to-have-a-job” attitude to put pressure on working folks?
— Mary Claire Duncan, Seattle