The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Send a fox to guard the chickens

Jun 21, 2004

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supposedly exists to safeguard workers' rights.

The current chairman of the NLRB is Robert Battista. How dedicated to workers' welfare is Mr. Battista?

Well, in the mid-1990s, the Detroit Newspaper Association set out to break the newspaper unions. The Association provoked the unions to strike and then brought in scab labor to put out and distribute the News and Free Press.

Who helped represent the Detroit Newspaper Association during this union-busting campaign?

Why, Mr. Robert Battista, himself!