Scott Cook: Union statement wrong
October 10, 2008
To the editor:
I wanted to question/clarify Mr. Cartwright’s letter. As far as I know, nobody at Cook Chevrolet has ever said that they “Love to Hate Unions.” Maybe it was a typo on his part and he meant love/hate feeling about high-paying jobs?
During an economic development/State of Colorado seminar, I said that the high-paying jobs at the mines and plants were a “two-edged sword” for local businesses. We all have to compete for employees against these high-paying jobs at the mines and plants, but without those same high-paying jobs, none of us would sell anything! There was never any mention of unions. Mr. Cartwright is right in that every business in Craig depends on the people working in these high-paying jobs spending their money locally.