Josh (desh) wrote,
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Labor, Schmabor

You know, I try to get behind the concept of union politics as strongly as Ruby K and Josh do. And I really admire them for all the work they do. But then something like this happens.

The story is that a plumbers' union in Philly was protesting over the plan to install waterless urinals (still not quite sure how that works) in a new skyscraper in Philadelphia. They were upset about the loss of union work that would result from this decision. So what compromise was reached? The waterless urinals would still be installed, but water pipes would be run to them anyway.

Someone, anyone, please explain to me how the unions are in the right here, or how this solution makes sense at all? I'm just not getting it.
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