June 19: Unions, Khruschev and marijuana




A large win for the operating guy


Brooklyn: I’m one of the vital staff who not too long ago joined the Teamsters Union at Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn, with the give a boost to of the Day by day Information.


Throughout the organizing marketing campaign, I used to be demoted from a mechanic place as a result of I used to be supporting the union, so filed a exertions board fee towards Sims. In March, our basic supervisor and Voicer Thomas Outerbridge wrote in those pages, “Unfortunately, it’s frequently the case in organizing efforts that unfounded fees are made as a negotiating tactic. We’re assured the investigations of the Nationwide Hard work Family members Board will in finding we did not anything unsuitable.”


I’m satisfied to record that the NLRB investigated my fee and gave Sims two possible choices: settle or the federal government would continue with the costs and dangle an ordeal. Sims elected to settle, gave me again my mechanic process and put up a understand in our wreck room that it’ll by no means violate our union rights once more.


Thanks to the Day by day Information and all of the New Yorkers who supported us. We’re neatly on our strategy to securing our first union contract and financial safety for our households. Juan Pineda


A tip the automobile washeros


Yonkers: I totally perceive the disappointment, particularly with homeowners of vehicle washes now not paying staff correctly, however till those homeowners are made susceptible to pay correctly, it gained’t occur (“The naked minimal owed automotive washeros,” June five). And there’s some other darkish aspect. Those homeowners will flip round and feature fewer workers to do the similar process as a result of exertions prices have a prime have an effect on on benefit. Most likely the price of the automobile wash might be raised somewhat and notices submit relating to tip coverage to consumers unaware. I tip, however didn’t know that staff made lower than minimal salary. But even so, individuals are actual reasonable about automotive wash prices. I at all times see the automobile wash busiest at finish of day, however reasonable pay will get a nasty wash. I pay somewhat extra the place I’m going and my automotive will get wiped clean, now not simply rinsed off. Maria Rose


Prescient Khrushchev


South Ozone Park: Nikita Khruschev was once completely proper when he addressed the western ambassadors on the Polish embassy in Moscow on Nov. 18, 1956, and mentioned the next: “We can take The usa with out firing a shot . . .We can bury you! We will’t be expecting the American other people to leap from capitalism to Communism, however we will be able to help their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, till they awaken in the future to seek out that they have got Communism. We should not have to invade the US, we can smash you from inside.” Kenneth Kucinskas


Violent liberals


Burlingame, Calif.: James Hodgkinson, the Virginia shooter, volunteered on Bernie Sanders’ marketing campaign and who requested “Are you a Republican or Democrat?” earlier than he shot Republican Congressman Steve Scalise. Democrat Kathy Griffin holds up a severed head of President Trump, Rep. Maxine Waters says she needs to question Trump earlier than he’s sworn into place of business, and Democrat Mayor Sam Liccardo instructs San Jose law enforcement officials not to offer protection to aged seniors attacked at a Trump speech by means of Mexican flag-waving gang participants. In Berkeley, the mayor instructs police to let anarchists, thugs and different Democrats bodily close down a speech — i.e. “spoken phrases” — by means of conservative Milo Yiannopoulos. The liberal media create false Russia conspiracy tales and run day-to-day cartoons and pretend information to delegitimize Trump. That is best 5 months into Trump’s 4 years in place of business. Democrat politicians have created this mess the place gun-bearing Republicans should now protect themselves with guns. Now not just right. Mike Brown


Why such a lot firepower


Scarsdale, N.Y.: What does gun keep watch over imply? Why does a lunatic like James Hodginkson want and personal a semi-automatic weapon? For that subject, why does any individual in a civilized society want a army taste automated or semi- automated weapon? Harvey Wielstein


Democrats downing Don


Oakland Gardens: There are two techniques to lift one’s stature: one is by means of profitable esteem with onerous paintings and diligence; the opposite is by means of diminishing your opponent. After their crushing defeat this previous November, the Democratic Celebration has opted for the latter. Of their clueless (and shameful) quest to regain energy, the Democrats have deserted the American public and has set their sole precedence — impeach President Trump in any way essential. To the unbiased observer (a brand new political oxymoron?), the result’s a blatant show of corruption and greed, the emperor without a garments. The Democrats are on a no-win time table. If by means of some miracle they do achieve impeaching Trump, they are going to position in energy a unified, ultra-conservative, onerous core Republican management. Robert Capraro


Lynching Democrats


Big apple: Sen. Dianne Feinstein mentioned Loretta Lynch must be investigated for colluding with the Clintons? Wow. Child steps are higher than not anything. I imply, it’s now not even a secret that the Clintons appointed Lynch years again, or that Lynch needed to recuse herself by means of regulation (however didn’t), and likewise couldn’t legally meet (privately!) with a significant defendant and witness (her former boss Invoice Clinton!) in numerous instances she claimed to be investigating (Servergate, and so forth). The one debate this country must be having is what’s the proper punishment for Lynch’s crimes. I’m bipartisan: I believe maximum Republican and maximum Democrat politicians are mendacity liars who must be jailed. Jefferson warned us that they might all be corrupted by means of energy, and he was once proper. Kalan Silver


Conserving God out our regulations


Big apple: A up to date Information Op-Ed, “The foolish American concern of Sharia regulation” (June eight), notes that civil code on this nation already incorporates spiritual apply of quite a lot of sorts. Due to this fact, it argues, we must stop our concern of sharia; we already reside with faith in executive. I agree, however in contrast to the creator of that Op-Ed, I believe that scenario is one thing to decry quite than have fun. Our nice power, our genius as a country, is our principle of non secular liberty mixed with spiritual neutrality; we must totally include that principle. “One country beneath God” said in our Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Believe” published on our cash and inscribed on our court docket partitions is also handed off as harmless symbols. However there are lots of American citizens who can’t shrug off their implication, specifically, that we some distance from the secular country we declare to be. And that implication turns into specific — and threatening — when politicians make use of spiritual rhetoric in an effort to promote or kill law. Handiest when this nation lives as much as its First Modification, our maximum superb contribution to global civilization, might we piously instruct others on the right way to separate Church from State. Judy Richheimer


Doobie-ous analysis


Big apple: I’m relatively perturbed by means of your article bringing up the BDS Analytics correlational find out about between marijuana smoking and happiness (“Is smoking marijuana the important thing to happiness?” June 13). A take a look at the BDS web page displays marijuana customers are extra filthy rich, more fit, industrious, and so forth., than rejecters. Is that this the logical conclusion? First, what’s BDS? A marijuana advertising and marketing company. Their purpose — to extend marijuana utilization. 2nd, how did they accumulate their pattern? Used to be it random? Used to be it double-blind? What tools had been used to measure results? What statistics had been used to decide the importance in their findings? Used to be statistical importance acquired? Have been the consequences peer-reviewed? Simply since the “researchers” have 30 years of enjoy doesn’t lead them to competent researchers. Your reporting is deceptive. Did your reporter in reality learn all of the find out about — or simply the clicking liberate? Please use writers with reliable figuring out of study results earlier than you submit this arrant nonsense. Please submit a retraction of your tale. Pretend information is dangerous sufficient; it’s even worse when it wraps itself across the cloak of science. Sharon R. Kahn, Ph.D


Shedding a profitable Bette


Cottonwood, Ariz.: Does any individual query the knowledge of “Hi Dolly!” manufacturers’ choice to not permit a complete manufacturing quantity to be carried out on the Tonys? Bette Midler might not be within the manufacturing without end they usually overlooked a advertising and marketing alternative to advertise the display post-Bette and to advertise nationwide excursions of this newest model of the display. I’ve noticed over 225 productions in NYC on my own through the years and this made me much less vulnerable to head see the display. Their choice to not permit Bette and the solid to accomplish within the display was once natural vanity. David Hyde Pierce is a smart performer however his little quantity didn’t promote me at the display. Individually they made an asinine advertising and marketing choice. James Scheid

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