(Re. "Union attacks have parallels to past," Community Commentary Aug. 10): Speaking of slow news days and diatribes, Jamshed Dastur's take on collective bargaining is hard to take seriously. Defending unions is expected from liberals, but to compare labor negotiations to a lesson on the Confederacy, slavery and states' rights is ludicrous. The right to organize is OK with me, but when a public union's demands on society become unsustainable, it's time for the tail to stop wagging the dog.
It's clear the majority of Americans agree that it's time to rein in entitlements in the public sector, which cannot be paid for. Most disturbing is the seedy activity of union dues being directed to the Democrats' election coffers so the unions can get their agenda advanced.
Dastur's name-calling is not surprising. It's what the left always does when their cause is up against the wall. Get used to it; generous entitlements for unions at the public trough are over.