Friday, July 24, 2009

Where does the Toronto Star find these people?

Richard Gwyn is very, very stupid. He notes, correctly, that strikes are about power. Then he declares, wrongly, that Toronto civic workers have a monopoly on garbage collection. And he declares, wrongly, that York U's TAs and contract faculty have a monopoly on university teaching (or possibly teaching at York -- neither is correct). And he declares that union members should have no power and be trampled on by the majority. (No, majoritarianism is not "democracy"; sooner or later, majoritarians are going to learn what tyranny of the majority actually means.)

None of this is ever actually argued, as that would probably be too difficult for Gwyn to achieve. One suspects that a union member once ran over his cat or something, as the column is very, very bitter.

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