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Unions, minimum wage at risk

The article ``End of Flight Attendants' Walkout Sends Mixed Message to Unions,'' Nov. 24, refers to an analysis by a negotiations specialist, Prof. Robin Pinkley. She ``believes unions must take a more positive approach to negotiations, focusing on how the union can provide more value to the company than replacement workers.''

Pinkley's views make a strong case for either passage of an anti-scab bill or the eventual death of American unions. If unions revalue their current members' wages or benefits to match the demands of potential replacement workers, it will be a quick dismal spiral to the minimum wage. Robert Croghan, New York

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