Say what you want, but I tip my hat to people who are willing to fight for workers rights. Times-Standard Online - Groups support Palco's bid to pay workers
Having environmental groups with a reputation for stirring the pot does not lessen this good deed. "The worker is worth his wages." (1 Tim. 5:18). When I worked as a union organizer and had sacrificed time at home to fight corporate greed, I was asked often by people from my committees how I could keep going. I told them I was fighting the good fight. I was on the side of right. And I have never regretted any of the time I gave to help the working poor fight for their rights.
There is one thing in the PL case that does bug me. These same workers have had ample opportunity to organize. How many times do we have to witness workers who are not a union body be shortchanged when plant closures come up? (Eel River Sawmill, Arcata Particle Board, Yakima, LP sawmill, Halverson, Cal Pac.........) Maybe we need to step up the organizing process in Humboldt County once more.