Local Union Wants Better PR From Christmas Lights

Say nice things about the lights, then say nice things about unions.
  • Say nice things about the lights, then say nice things about unions.

When you haven’t had a paycheck for a year and a half, Christmas cheer tends not to be your friend.
So it went last week when the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers sought a hand from its members, hundreds of whom have not had work for more than a year. It seems Local 38 needs help setting up the annual Christmas light display on Public Square. It’s an opportunity to commune with one’s brethren, to keep spirits high through trying times. And what was that other part?

“We also can always use the POSITIVE Public Relations Advertisement that can be reaped from an endeavor such as this,” Local 38’s letter to members read. “There is enough negative press about Organized Labor we deal with constantly, and this will go a long way to change that perception with the public.”

Indeed, underhanded high jinks from local union heads have helped forge the compelling drama that is our county corruption scandal.

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