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Strib takes wrong side in Target stores dispute



People who think that the owners of big business newspapers like the Star Tribune don’t take the side of big business should think again. A recent Star Tribune editorial suggested that Target workers who started a petition campaign to have the entire Thanksgiving Day off were just whiners. The editorial ignored the public support that had been garnered for the workers, including a few hundred thousand who signed the petition. Strib editors suggested that the workers should “buck up” and “be grateful to have a job.”

I could hardly believe my eyes. The editorial was so raw and coarse that I could have mistaken the newspapers editorial board for Southern “straw bosses” or the unreformed Ebeneezer Scrooge. Continue Reading →

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